Throughout the month I asked a variety of different types of crochet-related questions on various sites including Facebook, G i Świergot. I rounded up all of the best answers in a post on this blog earlier today but what I haven’t shared are my own answers to these same questions. Get to know me better by learning what my responses are to the #crochetquestionoftheday from February.
There are many different styles of crochet art from mixed-media abstract art to wearable fashion art. What do you like in crochet art?
This is a tough one for me to answer because szydełka sztuka is probably my favorite aspect of crochet and I love so many different parts of it. Some of my favorite types of crochet art include:
- Large scale crochet art installations like the crocheted playgrounds przez Toshiko Horiuchi Makadam
- Crochet artwork that explores the power of color such as the work by Anu Tuominen
- Crochet art and mixed media art that incorporates found objects as well as the use of unusual materials like plastikowy i drut
- Work that explores gender issues in crochet, which can include but doesn’t have to mean, work from hak mężczyzna artyści
If you were going to crochet an item for charity today, what would you make and what cause would it be for?
I used to do a lot of work with foster children and lately I’ve been thinking about the fact that I’d like to get re-involved in that in some way. One of the things I’m thinking about doing is finding a way to offer crochet healing to foster kids as a charity part of my Podłączyć do Heal projekt. I’m not sure what I’d make; that’s something I’d have to think more about.
How do you feel about weaving in ends?
I hate it. It’s the reason I don’t do a lot of motif-based projects or projects with a lot of yarn color changes.
I think that there’s something really beneficial to learning to work through this. I’ve seen some really great attitudes about how this is just a part of the process. Co mogę powiedzieć,, as someone on the path to crochet enlightenment I myself am a Work In Progress.
What do you think of in terms of style when it comes to crochet? Czech? Contemporary? Feminine? What word would you use?
I am always looking at crochet on the runway and projektant szydełka so I actually really think of how crochet can be worn in high style. When I think crochet, Myślę, że “uniquely chic”. Within that, oczywiście, there can be plenty of other style terms that apply.
Name your top three favorite crochet blogs!
Can’t do it! I read too many of them. This is the whole reason that every Saturday here on the blog I publish Szydełka link Miłość sharing all of my favorite crochet-related links from numerous blogs around the web. So I’m going to skip this impossible question!
Jak myślisz, która sprawi, że będzie więcej pieniędzy - sprzedaży swoich gotowych elementów szydełka lub sprzedaży oryginalny wzór(s)?
(To pytanie zostało postawione w rzeczywistości na na posterunku CraftGossip.com.)
I actually thought at one point about doing both of these things. In the end I realized that what I have to offer is my writing and that ultimately what will not only make me money, but also make me happy, is focusing on the writing work I can do in crochet including the writing of this blog, the writing of crochet magazine articles and the writing of my books.
Że wspomniana, I know from discussions with a whole lot of different crochet designers that the best way to make money is to diversify your income stream and sell both crochet patterns and finished crochet items, balancing out your time as needed to make both as profitable as possible.
Co mieszana lub przedmioty rzemieślnicze (jak na przykład Przyciski, wstążki, itd.) go dobrze z szydełka?
Right now I’m really interested in combining crochet with collage, so I’m figuring out how to put 3d crochet onto canvas and compliment that with papier, fotografia, magazine cut-outs, tkanina, itd.. to create mixed media art.
As far as adding other craft items to my wearable crochet, I keep it simple since I don’t really like sewing but I’d love to explore more creative use of cool buttons.
Finish the sentence … Szydełka, bo kocham …
I love crochet because in so many ways it saves my life.
Have you ever crocheted a doll or stuffed animal? Share the story about it here!
I crocheted a set of ninjas. It was the only custom request that I’ve ever been hired to do. The lesson I learned was that I don’t want to crochet items for sale, particularly custom items. The other lesson I learned is that even thought the actual crocheting of the amigurumi parts was a lot easier than I expected to be I didn’t enjoy the process of making the dolls because I don’t like stuffing, joining and weaving in ends (see above!) :)
What was the last thing that you bought related to crochet? (Which yarn, what pattern, which hooks, itd.?
To jest dobre pytanie. I have actually been really good about not adding anything to my stash lately so I haven’t purchased much. I’m lucky enough to receive a lot of different items, chociaż, sometimes because people want me to review them, sometimes because people are just generous and recently as part of a sponsored post program.
Some of the cool items I’ve got right now that I’ll be telling you about in upcoming posts include:
- Nowy crochet ebook from @quinceandco featuring five patterns from designer Rebecca Velasquez (@rebecavelasquez)
- A novel by @craftychica that includes crochet; this will be what finally kicks off my participation in the Wyzwanie przebiegły Zarezerwuj hosted this year by @anastaciaknits
- Crochet pasties from @sexonastitch; jaki prezent zabawa!
- Nowa kopia Książka wzór czapki szydełkowe przez @ vickiehowell
Gdzie można kupić Twój przędzy? Co sądzisz plusy i minusy są zakupu przędzy indie local /?
Kupuję przędzy z różnych źródeł, ale myślę, że jest wiele Powody, aby kupić lokalne Yarn.
Jaki jest najmniejszy element kiedykolwiek szydełkowane?
Kiedy szydełkowania ninja wymienionych powyżej zdałem sobie sprawę, że jednym z ramion nie działa prawo. Wziąłem co miałem i przerobiłem go na kształt malutkiej koszyka. Żałuję, że nie podejmie obraz, że tym jednym, ale niestety do czasu traci.
Co jest największą pozycję kiedykolwiek szydełkowane?
Koce szydełka to największe pozycje zrobiłem do tej pory. One of my goals is to make a large scale crochet wall art installation that covers one entire wall in my bedroom but that’s a project that is currently being dreamt of rather than worked on.
Do you use stitch markers? Jakie używacie? Na jakie projekty / cel?
I don’t use stitch markers. I usually don’t work in the round, which is the only time I can see really wanting to use them. When I do crochet in the round, it’s usually a small project that I do in just one sitting and I’m typically comfortable counting my stitches as I go so that I don’t need stitch markers. I will fully admit, jednak, that I’ve joined in the wrong place when doing sc in the round on more than one occasion so I think it’s smart to use stitch markers even if I don’t practice what I preach.
What crochet project have you completed that you are most proud of?
One of the first crochet dresses I ever made without using a crochet pattern was a pretty proud project for me.
What crochet book have you found the most challenging in a positive way?
In terms of technique there are some great advanced crochet books that I’ve found challenging and that helped me grow a little bit as a crafter. Stein uszy Dora Swetry zwyczaj szydełkowane and Kristin Omdahl’s Bezproblemowa szydełka are the two that immediately come to mind.
One of my favorite projects that I challenged myself with that included using a crochet book was to spend an entire month working through the crochet patterns in Sharon Silverman’s Chusty szydełkowe book and keep a diary while doing that.
You crochet something for someone else and they don’t respond the way that you wanted them to. How do you feel? Co zrobić? How does this affect future crafting?
I posed this question because it’s something that I’m going to cover in more depth in one of the chapters in my upcoming book, Podłączyć do Heal, which will be out this fall. It’s something I’m still thinking about so I’m going to hold off on answering in full at this time but I’ll come back to the blog and share more as I form more complete thoughts about it!