I first came across Betibettin on YouTube where I fell in love with his amigurumi crochet work. I particularly loved a tiny piece of micro amigurumi crafted inside of a tube but all of the work was eye-catching.
Crochet artist Olek has worked on a number of extreme projects as well as some great collaborations. This work is both of those things.
I was browsing through YouTube recently, looking for things related to crochet that aren’t just tutorials, and I was thrilled to come across this adorable video. The woman in it uses crochet dolls and the metaphor of zombies to encourage people to diminish the stigma of mental health issues like depression by talking about the experience.
Athena Field, a Mandalas for Marinke contributor who lives with depression and anxiety, is showcasing her crochet talents at an Australian art exhibit called See Me, Hear Me. This exhibit shares the work of artists living with mental health issues.
StudioTJOA is a fascinating design company that works on a lot of interesting high tech projects, such as a ThermalSwitch facade for building renovations, but they are committed to utilizing crafts of the past (met inbegrip van de haak). They use these “analog” techniques directly in their projects as well as abstractly using them to inform their designs.
Elevate simple crochet work into art by framing it for display in your home. This is an exercise in honoring the importance of your own creative self-expression – even if “all” you are making is granny squares!
I was going through crochet things on Vimeo recently (as you may have noticed from a few of the recent video-focused posts) and I spotted the Global Thinking Pod, an interactive art project by artist Viviane Le Courtois that combines crochet and community.