2011 in haak: Dolce and Gabbana, poker afghan, Magda Sayeg, yarn drum
Elke week ga ik terug naar deze dezelfde data op de haak wellust blog vorig jaar. Ik kijk naar wat ik schrijven over dan en informeren u over de dingen die zijn veranderd met betrekking tot deze posten. Het is een manier voor u om dingen die u zou kunnen hebben gemist te zien en te leren hoe haak kunst, mode en design evolueren in de tijd. Aan het einde van de post is ook een blik op deze datum in de geschiedenis van de haak. Ik hoop dat het een reeks die u genieten van! Hier is van deze week informatie …
The crochet artist I profiled was successful yarnbomber Magda Sayeg. I explained that she’s primarily a knitter but also includes crochet in her yarnbombed work and that she sometimes works with other stitchers to complete large projects. What I enjoy about her work is its bold colors and the way she really adds some edginess to how crochet and knitting can be perceived by the genreal public. Sayeg has been hired by several large brands, like Smart Car and Sudafed, to bring yarnbomb art into advertising. Haar blog shows that she spent a lot of time traveling this summer, doing various art projects around the globe, and mentions two upcoming projects that I’m excited about: a pop-up shop and a collaboration with TOMS.
Ik herzien Cute & Easy Crochet door Nicki Trench. I concluded that “This is a well-written book with a lot of fun projects designed to take the beginner through a progression of crochet skills. Ik vind het leuk!” Nicki had a new crochet book come out in April 2012 genoemd Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, which looks like a garment-based natural extension of the Cute and Easy Crochet book. Nicki is also has a brand new book out that I’m personally really interested to see called Geek Chic haak: 35 Retro-inspired Projects That Are Off the Hook. It’s filled with quirky-but-stylish modern garments based on vintage styles.
My favorite news-y post from this time last year was a roundup of 25 crocheter interview links. Other news included:
The CraftSocial monthly Twitter chat had started. I participated in the October 2011 chat where we talked about “Crafting Crafting, how we identify ourselves as crafters, how we tell people about the craft work we do, enz”. Although I haven’t participated every single month that it’s been available, I try to participate in these ongoing chats when I can because I find them extremely useful, informative and fun. I participated in the Oktober 2012 chat, evenals, where we discussed what “value” means in handcrafted business and how to add value.
I shared the story of Margaret Rosina Perring who was still crocheting at the age of 106. I don’t have an update on her but have to wonder if she’s still crocheting now at 107!
Lots of people were crocheting for charity; I did a roundup post of 8 different news stories on that topic.
My favorite piece in the Oktober 2011 celebrity / designer crochet roundup was this great coat by Cardon. I’ve since learned more about this Argentinian company founded in the late 1980’s. “Cardon set out to rescue the tradition of country clothing and accessories in the conviction that the identity of a people comes before fashion.” Their work incorporates handcrafted details including, but not limited to, Haak. I like the brand’s overall approach and style.
Hier waren enkele van de slimme dingen die mensen zei:
“A beautiful edging is the perfect finishing touch to any design.” – Bron
“Granny and I have had an interesting relationship. I’m not going to pretend to be one of those crocheters who has always been enchanted by granny squares. For most of my life, granny squares were associated with tacky couches covered in clear plastic, saggy nylons, and the smell of mothballs. … It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve see the versatility in this classic shape, the vibrant color potential, and how fashionable granny squares can be. Granny’s everywhere, y’all, and she’s staying out late!” – Kunst, Net als brood
“You might be under the impression that crochet design is a free flowing process from inspiration to finished project. It often involves more blockades then you’d expect.” – Poëzie in garen
“As a designer, I do a lot of swatching. Whether just for fun or with a specific idea in mind, making swatches gets me in the groove of crocheting, and in an almost meditative way, lets my mind wander to think of new ideas.” – Linda Permann
“Crochet has now established itself as a popular contemporary craft with people flocking to classes to learn this traditional skill that has somehow missed a generation, while the previous generations took it for granted as a handed-down knowledge.” – Nicki Trench
Haak op Etsy
I compiled an Etsy Treasury called What’s Your Vice showing crochet items related to vices like gambling, smoking and drinking. Cheeky fun. The image above is a crochet sock monkey coffee cup cozy by CloudTwine, which I included because coffee is my own personal vice. Eigenlijk, I also put together a blog post during this week last year featuring 5 crochet items for coffee lovers.
Ik herzien Rowan’s Designer DK Wool. I concluded that although this yarn has been discontinued, het kan lijkt te zijn nog steeds verkrijgbaar en waard het vertrekken als u genieten van het werken met 100% effen kleur wol garen. Coincidentally, I worked with what I had left of this yarn just a few weeks ago to make a slouchy beret style hat. I do think it’s a decent yarn although I have since found other DK weight wool yarn I’d prefer such as Innamorata by Yarns of Italy.
Wat ik van plan Was
I made a crochet plarn contribution to the Iets in het Water kunstproject. I can’t believe that was already more than a year ago! The project grew from there with a spinoff project in Brazil. It has now recently been introduced in Turkey.
I made quite a few gehaakte zakken to use in place of holiday gift wrapping.
Ik was het verkennen van de blogroll links in verschillende blogs voor mijn Verslaafd samen Project. I explained that “one of my biggest goals of Crochet Concupiscence is to help strengthen that community by supporting the work that other crochet bloggers are doing as well as introducing those bloggers/ blogs to one another.” Strengthening ties within our community continues to be something I enjoy doing.
Ik heb u gevraagd, my wonderful readers, to consider nominating me for inclusion as one of the Inside Crochet Top Craft Blogs. You came through for me and I was nominated and ended up being named one of the Top 5 Craft Blogs of 2011. I was featured in the magazine this year, ook, in the October 2012 issue where they reviewed my book, Haak mijn leven gered.
Deze dag In de geschiedenis van de haak
I looked up this date in crochet history and found that a lot of newspapers in 1961 were featuring crochet patterns for sale by a designer named Alice Brooks. The image above is of one of those patterns, which is described as a “practical set in white with gaily colored flowers” that will make your daughter “look as cute as she is warm!” The pattern could be obtained via mail for 35 cents plus the cost of shipping, which at the time would have only been ten cents.
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