25 Edgy 1970′s Crochet Designers: Onde eles estão agora?

por Kathryn em Março 15, 2012 · 17 comentários

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately of vintage crochet books from the 1970′s. Several of them are really unique books that share the early stages of niche areas of crochet that are popular with certain segments of crafters and artists today. Por exemplo, Crochet Criativo is about freeform crochet and Difícil Crochet touches on tapestry crochet. Estes livros mencionar tantos designers diferentes a partir de 1970′s and I can’t help but wondering what their body of work looks like and where those designers are now. So I decided it’s time to launch a new blog project: 25 Designers Crochet de 1970′s.

1970s Crochet Isn’t Just What You Think

In the post that I did about Hard Crochet one of my readers, scarletdash, mentioned how everyone makes these assumptions about what 1970s crochet looks like and these great books that look at the line between crochet as a craft and crochet as an art remind us that those things aren’t the only things that 1970s crochet was about.

Sim, 1970′s crochet definitely include lots of the things we think of. I asked my Twitter friends and my G+ friends what comes to mind about 1970s crochet for them and some of what they said included:

  • Laranja, marrom, yellow and avocado acrylic yarns
  • Clunky, bulky patterns
  • Granny square everything, especially vests and bikinis
  • Chevon pattern blankets
Sim, there were a lot of those things in the 1970s and that’s why we automatically think of those things. But there was also a big celebration of the domestic arts as a part of the women’s empowerment movement, especially in the art world, and there was a big push to take crochet to the next level. One of the books I’m reading, Fiber Arts: Macramé, Gancho, Invólucro, Enrolar, Tecelagem 25 Edgy 1970s Crochet Designers: Where Are They Now? by Diane Philippoff Maurer has a great description of how crafting wasn’t accepted in the art world at this time (sculptures okay, fiber sculptures not okay) and how artists, especially female artists, fought that to get crochet and other crafts seen as a legitimate art form.
I want to use this series to get to know those crochet artists of the 1970s that were pushing the boundaries of that time, making way for the artistas de crochê of today that are pushing new boundaries.

About the Series

In this series I’ll be doing research into a new designer each week to find out more about him or her. Vou olhar para: quem são eles, seu trabalho publicado a partir de 1970′s, como esse trabalho representa 1970′idéias de crochê, o que eles estão fazendo, desde então, (se eu posso encontrar essa informação), e como qualquer trabalho mais recente de crochê compara ao de 1970′s.

O 25 1970′s Crochet Designers

I’ve put together a list of crochet designers that are mentioned in the two main books I’m using to kick off my research (Creative Crochet and Hard Crochet). I’ll start there with my explorations. There are actually 26 designers on the list which gives me a bonus option in case there’s a designer I just can’t find any information on. Aqui estão eles:

  1. Há Stearnbach
  2. Arlene Stimmel
  3. Barbara Murrio
  4. Cindy Picchi
  5. Debbie Einbender
  6. De Feldman
  7. Diana Schmidt
  8. Diane Do
  9. Dina Schwartz
  10. Frank Lincoln Viner
  11. Helen Bitar
  12. Jackie Henderson
  13. Janet Karpuck
  14. Janet Lipkin Decker
  15. Joan Wortis
  16. Lannie Martowe
  17. Marque seu Rick
  18. Nicki Hitz Edson
  19. Norma Minkowitz
  20. Pat Mueller
  21. Paulette Stammer
  22. Peri Trout
  23. Ruth Nivola
  24. Sharron Hedges
  25. Susan Morrow
  26. Suzannah Lewis
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Interesting project. I think of those same color combinations when I think of the seventies as well as granny squares. I used to have a large granny square purse as a little girl. My mom used to make matching outfits for my sisters and I and Yes, they were granny squares. I just upload a pic sometime.


Amo essa idéia! Quadrados Granny. I saw the most gorgeous coverlet in the 70's...it was granny squares done in jewel colors with black...it looks just like stained glass!


I second James Walters and Sylvia Cosh. (She passed away but he is still alive.) I am so looking forward to hearing about Jackie Henderson. If you are taking requests :), what about Anne Halliday and Judith Copeland?


Oooh, don't forget James Walters and Sylvia Cosh!


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