2011 in haak: Alexandra Bircken, Lily Aldridge, MagdaleneKnits, 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:
I profiled the organic sculptural crochet work of artist Alexandra Bircken. Ze had solotentoonstellingen in Londen en New York vorig jaar en ze heeft 3 2012/2013 European solo shows listed on her CV along with participation in a 2012 group show. I know that at least one of the 2012 shows was focused on the idea of household domesticity, which of course crochet lends itself well to in terms of an art medium; the image above is from that show.
Ik schreef over Grandma’s Bar in Australia, een “granny chic cocktail bar” that sounded like a fun place to grab a drink. (They describe it on their website als “retro-sexual haven of cosmopolitan kitsch and faded granny glamour.” I may actually get a chance to do this in the upcoming year because I’m going to Australia to give a talk about crochet and health for Healthivate 2013. Other crochet travel news I’ve written about in the past year includes retreats in Provence, Marrakech en the UK – all of wish I’d loved to have gone on if money had allowed.
Een Christina Perri music video featured some crocheted text from Nancy’s Crochet. Nancy’s blog hasn’t been updated a whole lot recently but she’s still crocheting in the occasionaly updates we do see. As for Christina Perri, the singer’s second studio album is due out in Spring 2013.
Haak Neus Warmer omzet verviervoudigd Tweede jaar; it sounds like a joke but it was a real news headline!
I did the November ontwerper en beroemdheid haak roundup, which included Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova in a black crochet dress for the November issue of Brazilian Vogue.
I did my roundup of 10 sexy mannen sportieve gehaakte kappen. It was so fun to put that together – besides looking at cute guys I got a chance to hear some of the stories of how these dudes had ended up decked out in crochet cowls by their girlfriends for those photos and it was lovely to hear that behind-the-scenes support. Later in the year I did an Etsy treasury of men in crochet hats. I stopped the series after that but kind of wonder now – would you like to see more men in crochet featured on this blog?
I looked at the crochet work of Andres Courreges for my Designer Crochet Project series.
Een paar van de dingen die een aantal slimme mensen zeiden:
“Making timeless, unisex designs that will endure physically and fashionably is my passion.” - Fibrevolution
"De vacht van de alpaca is een van de zachtste vezels op de markt vandaag. Ofwel Suri of Huacaya zijn even heerlijk om aan te raken. Deze vezel zal hebben de meeste garen liefhebbers koeren eroverheen. De eerste afsnij is het zachtste. "- Holli Friedland
“Nothing says “home” to me more than a crocheted afghan made from loving hands.” – Jaybird Designs
"Deze dagen, in plaats van Cobain hebben we de bebaarde Brooklyners kreeg, zoals de gebroeders Mast met hun mooie chocolade. Schilders en musici op zoek naar een fatsoenlijk leven op hun kunst maken, in plaats van om rijk te worden. Mensen die willen hun eigen voedsel te verbouwen, of haak hun eigen spreien. Minder gebruiken en minder, maar om nog meer mooie dingen, en meer met aandacht. Weer, zijn er steeds meer aanwijzingen zijn dat de ambachtslieden proberen om dingen terug naar een meer menselijk te brengen, manageable scale.” – Maria Bustillos
Haak op Etsy
I was loving a freeform crochet jacket from Olgemini who does amazing work.
I was liking a crochet beret and sweater set for girls by Etsy’s MagdaleneKnits who made this lovely crochet shawl that I’m enjoying looking at on Etsy now.
I put together one of my favorite Etsy treasuries: 1920′s inspired crochet. One of my favorite sellers’ work featured in the treasury is DialM who also created the crochet cloche hat with bow shown here.
I suggested 3 books for people interested in garen verven, something I was really interested in trying myself around this time last year although I never did end up trying it. I’ll have to add that to my 2013 to do list! The newest books I’ve seen come out about yarn dyeing are The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook en Hand Spinning and Natural Dyeing but I still think that these first three I recommended would be great resources.
Wat ik was aan
I was crocheting these two-toned circle cowl/ capelets that I loved – and still love!
I named 7 things on my Black Friday wish list as a crocheter. I’m not doing any Black Friday shopping (although I’m offering a sale on my book this weekend if you are!) But one thing from last year’s list that I never got and would still really like is a set of glass crochet hooks.
I shared an update of five things I’d learned so far from the Hooked Samen project I was doing. I want to revive this project in some form but have to figure out how to make it less time-consuming and also more organized. Ondertussen, I keep up with my regular Saturday link love posts to celebrate all of the great crochet bloggers online.
Ik lanceerde ook mijn 2011 dagelijks Awesome Haak Blogger awards, die ik opnieuw zult moeten doen deze december. It kicked off with an award for Marie of Underground Crafter for beste haak interviews.
Deze dag in de Haak Geschiedenis
Ik keek op deze datum in gehaakte geschiedenis en vond een artikel uit 1990 ongeveer prison beauty shop programma. The reason it came up in my search is because it mentions that there was so little funding for the program initially that they had to make do and use crochet hooks to pull hair through caps for frosting. This doesn’t actually have to do with crochet but I thought it was a find worth mentioning because it shows that even twenty years ago prisons were recognizing that inmates should be using their time to be productive and creative. In this case it was with a beauty shop but these days there are also plenty of crochet programs in prisons.
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