When I put together my recent roundup of driftwood+crochet inspiration, I stumbled upon the work of crochet artist Susanna Bauer. I realized I’d actually seen her beautiful designs before, and I was surprised to see that I’d never done an article about the amazing stuff that she does with organic materials and crochet. Well, here’s that post.
Summer seems to be officially here. What that means in San Francisco is that it’s suddenly really cold and windy and hard to find the sun! Yep, it’s all a little backwards weather-wise here every year, but that’s okay. I’ve lived here almost ten years now so I know what to expect. However, that doesn’t stop me from occasionally daydreaming about places where the beaches are actually warm (like when I was in Belize!) so in honor of that today I thought I’d share a roundup of projects that combine crochet with driftwood, that lovely wood from the beach!
Back in March I mentioned that Flo had pointed me to The 100 Women Project, a student’s collaborative crochet art project. Here’s an update on the project’s process through completion.
Yarnbombing is often called a feminine, friendly form of graffiti but it doesn’t usually like the kind of graffiti that most people are familiar with. Yarnbomb artist London Kaye really brings the street style into her crochet work with graphic images that represent some of the best aspects of different styles of graffiti art, all completed with yarn. I love her sense of artistic beauty and I’m hardly the only one she’s collaborated with some major name brands and partnered with various designers.
I am a huge fan of crochet art. I love all the different varieties and inspirations that artists explore through crochet. Here are twenty examples of beautiful crochet art.
Nathalie Doolaard is a Netherlands-based crochet artist who creates soft sculpture objects. She began her crochet work in designing and creating exclusive garments, jewelry and handbags for women. She then expanded this with an interest in crochet sculpture and began to develop her techniques to take advantage of the many amazing possibilities in the craft. She loves to work with brightly colored cotton and raffia. In this interview, Nathalie shares more about what draws her to crochet sculpture, the pros and cons of working in 3D and what some of her favorite pieces are.
Debbie is back to share some amazing photos with us of three outfits that she has crocheted for drag queen Katya to wear on stage. From evening wear to wearable art, these three pieces are stunning!