2011 in haak: Vanessa Chan, Alexander McQueen, Ashley Stevens earrings, BessetteArt cowl
Al de hele week deel ik nieuws over 2012 haak … behalve op zondag wanneer we een terugblik op 2011 haken en kijken of we updates van het nieuws kan vinden van toen. Geniet van deze week roundup:
Ik geprofileerde het werk van amigurumi kunstenaar Vanessa Chan. I loved her crochet creatures but more than that I loved the artistry of her super unique posing of those creatures for photos. Something new now in her Etsy Shop is that she’s selling crochet patterns and DIY crochet kits so that you can make what she makes.
I shared the work of Carolyn Yackel who combines math and crochet to create art. This photo is of her math-based Temari Balls (which are embroidery, niet haak, but definitely interesting). She showed these at the Bridges 2012 Math Art exhibit. I mentioned Yackel again recently because I was reminded a little of her work when doing my piece on artist Sophie Buckley.
Een nieuw novel named Yes! had just come out, dat is ongeveer twee tiener jongens die een gehaakte bedrijf te starten. Helaas, I still haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy of this book so I don’t know how good it is. It has only received two Amazon reviews; a one-star and a four-star so that’s not very helpful. Has anyone read this crochet novel?
President Obama received crocheted silver beanies from an attendee of the wreath-laying ceremonial for Bombing of Darwin Day in Australia.
High tech grounding wristbands made with some crochet hit the market, something that was patented back in 1989 where it is described as “a crocheted fabric is formed of electrically insulating elastic yarn interlocked to a wefting yarn by a warping yarn.”
Haken Frances E. Collins Pease Hall was honored for her longevity as the oldest person in her town.
Ruth W. Umberger won an award for her crochet in the seniors category offered for the first time at her local fair.
Ik geprofileerde Alexander McQueen’s crochet as the first designer in my Designer Crochet Series project. I do not see any crochet in the current McQueen collection but I’m keeping my eye out.
7 Luxury Crochet Jewelry Items for Your Christmas Wish List; this one deserves an update post of its own which I’ll be doing later this month.
Linda of ElevenHandmade was trying to launch a crochet project called Haak op de Straat showcasing Latvian crochet spotted on people and sharing with a Twitter hashtag. From what I can tell this project unfortunately never took off (which happens to the best of us!) but Linda is now doing something else really cool – researching aids to reduce hand pain in crocheters.
Een paar van de dingen die een aantal slimme mensen zeiden:
"De negentiende eeuw was een eeuw van innovatie. De kunsten, productie, en de handel bloeide; schitterende nieuwe machines, uitvindingen, en curiosa leek te verschijnen op de markt elke maand. Het was een tijd van fascinatie voor wetenschap en technologie, en de Victorianen in het bijzonder onvermoeibaar ontworpen, verbeterd, en experimenteerde met apparaten die kunnen maken in een dag wat vroeger maanden had genomen aan te vullen met de hand. Het was onvermijdelijk dat ze hun tomeloze energie zou blijken, vindingrijkheid, en talent te moderniseren handgemaakte needlecrafts. " – Irina Stepanova
“If you LOVE doing crafts or art, stop worrying about what others think, or that it has to be some masterpiece, or the need to justify it by proving its worth in dollars. Something much more valuable is afoot: your wellbeing.” – Jafabrit
“There’s something incredibly nice about knowing that I’m crocheting lace with my grandmother’s steel crochet hook.” – Zen of Making
“I love colour, that’s no secret, I love being immersed in the bright and vibrant energies that colours create, the way each colour has a different vibration that stimulates a different response from me.” – Haak met Raymond
Haak op Etsy
I was also loving a terrific crochet statement purse from Etsy’s livinginamethyst who sells the crochet pattern for the purse featured last year as well as this one shown here.
I compiled an Etsy Treasury called Crochet for a Sick Day, which I described as: “Je zit vast in bed met een killer koud. Wat heb je nodig? Een hete mok thee, een gezellige deken, een goed boek om te beginnen. Here’s a collection of must-have crochet items for your sick day.” The vintage owl tea cozy by shazzasknits was my favorite item in the collection.
I reviewed Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Worsted Weight Yarn, dat “is a soft yarn thanks to the high-acrylic content and the plush weight of the yarn”. I was recently reminded of this yarn when Lion Brand did a terrific roundup of a bunch of their different wool yarns.
Wat ik was aan
I crocheted some hexi motif bags that were a departure from a pattern I was working on for Year of Projects; the pattern was Phazelia’s Laptop bag pictured above.
I had just launched Haak Concupiscence op G . Can’t believe it’s been a year! It took me a little longer but I eventually launched a Crochet Concupiscence for Facebook ook. My most recent news in social networking is the Haak Saved My Life Ravelry Group.
Ik was het verkennen van de blogroll koppelingen in diverse blogs voor mijn Hooked Samen Project. One of the crochet blogs I learned about at this time that I still follow was Leven en garen of garen en Life.
Deze dag in de Haak Geschiedenis
I looked up this date in crochet history and found that in 1952 there was a newspaper advertising haak patronen for sale to learn to make Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. I found this interesting because most of the crochet patterns I’ve seen from this time were for doilies and home decor and wearables but not for stuffed animals. I also can’t help but notice the difference between crochet pattern advertised for sale then vs. now in terms of the image (drawing then vs. great photography now) and how much more information we have now to determine if we want to purchase a crochet pattern!
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