2011 em Crochet: Antropologia, Barbara Koenen, Fortress, Rhymit, Laura Theiss, Jardim
At this time last year a fiber artist named Tiffany Dyer had created a crochet installation piece called Fortress. By the fall Dyer’s blog shows that she was working on recreating sculptural crochet animals based on some pieces she had found. That’s what she does; she goes around to various sources like thrift stores and seeks out abandoned crochet then uses it in installations and artwork. Her last blog post is from November 2011 when she had rediscovered a bag of crochet doilies made by her mother and grandmother that she wanted to use in her work. She was due to graduate from The Art Institute of Boston/ Lesley University with an MFA in January of this year but the blog doesn’t say whether or not she did.
There was also an installation exhibit last year by BFA student Monte A. Smith that was a gun store replicated in crochet. I asked then, and would still love to know now, what you think of the irony of using the feminine craft of crochet to create the masculine imagery of guns. Monte completed his BFA, specializing in both fiber arts and digital art. The most recent crochet work on his Tumblr is a set of crochet barrettes:
Although my favorite crochet work of his since last year’s gun store display is an anatomical crochet heart:
In addition to these exhibits, I also did a crochet artist profile, this time of Barbara Koenen who crocheted grenade cozies. Sim, cozies for grenades … strikingly similar in sentiment to a crochet gun store actually! Koenen has most recently been doing work on the War Rug Project, a ten year long project where she uses spices to recreate Afghan war rags for temporary installations.
And finally in crochet art news, o world’s largest crochet garden was on display at this time last year.
Eu revisado the book Crochê!: Techniques*Stitches*Patterns by Marie-Noelle Bayard. I love that it goes beyond just being a stitch dictionary and also offers some great patterns to work on your skills.
At this time last year Antropologia was selling some really cute crochet items including a mushroom shaped pouf and crochet adorned curtains. This year they have those same crochet paillettes on ombre curtains:
They also have a cool hat now that’s crochet on top but the brim is woven:
Another news article I really liked was about a group called the Happy Hookers who were getting ready to walk 13 quilômetros no escuro, crocheting all the while. And some big news was that starting in the fall there would be a new online crochet magazine called Crochetvolution. Na verdade, I’ve become a big fan of this magazine (and not just because I have work in it).
At this time last year we also met Mildred Swartz, a crocheter doing some work for a group called the Pistol Packin’ Mamas. And we learned who the winners were of the Jimmy Beans Scholarship 2011. As far as I know this year’s winners have not yet been announced although applications closed a couple of weeks ago.
And eco-friendly crocheter Tina Dean Designs was excited about having her plarn items featured in gift bags at the Emmy’s. Eu tenho sido muito orgulhoso de ver essa loja crescer. E seu trabalho será na 2012 Emmys também.
Eu estava adorando o crochê que Bec and Bridge colocar na pista para Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Meu crochê favorito Australian Fashion Week deste ano vem do designer maiô Lisa Maree que não só mostrou swimwear crochet, mas um grande envoltório franjas eu adorava:
Eu também escrevi no ano passado sobre como a famosa Pucci vestido de crochê foi usado por estrela de Bollywood Malaika Arora Khan na capa da Harper Bazaar Índia, embora é claro que eu aprendi mais tarde que este vestido é realmente tricotar não crochet. E eu também olhei para algumas das roupas de crochê em linha por Laura Theiss, a terrific knitwear designer. She has some great looking work in her latest collection as well, like this:
Crochet on Etsy
Eu entrevistado Etsy crocheter Rhymit. Rhymit is a New York based crocheter who currently has some crochet hats in her shop.
I shared items from eight different Etsy shops:
- Waffle Crochet Afghan by CoryAnn8
- Zig Zag Stripe Crochet Clutch by ALTernativeCreations
- Crochet Lariat by larrie2121
- Crochet Baby Dress by MyWrappedUpInHue
- Crochet Tentacle Scarf by creeplings, later featured in my roundup of 100 lenços de crochê exclusivas
- Bright Motif Blanket por BobiCreations
- Razorbacks Crochet Hat by twistingthreads
- Crochet luvas sem dedos by CrochetPocket
- Crochet Bag Dispenser by CoryAnn8, agora chamado CrochetByCory
- Silver Medallion Crochet Bracelet by ALTernativeCreations
- Cachecol Loopy Crochet por larrie2121, agora chamado HandmadeByLarrie
- Crochet jornaleiro Beanie por MyWrappedUpInHue
- Hypno Spiral Trivet por creeplings
- Rasta Garden Hat por BobiCreations
- Bebê difusa afegão por twistingthreads
- Crochet Bracelet Flower by CrochetPocket
Citações de crochê:
As citações de crochê que foram destaque no site durante o mesmo período do ano passado foram:
"Se o meu marido fez-lhe um pau entalhado e apresentou-se a ela como uma agulha de crochê, ela nos faz cada um guarda-roupa feito de fibras de palmeira e cabelos esquilo ". -Laura Snyder
"Tudo que criamos - tortas, pinturas, canções - ressoa com nossas necessidades mais profundas como seres humanos, como seres criativos, para fazer as coisas de beleza e valor. É este ato de criação que permite que nossas almas para respirar, nos permite ativar nosso ser espiritual e se conectar com a natureza ". – Lela Nargi
"Todos me inspiro em outras handicrafters, pela música, nossos entes queridos, política, cores, e diferentes qualidades. Em outras palavras, both things that make us happy-clappy and things that make us pissed off inspire us.” -Stickkontakt
“Our stories and our craft tell us who we are and where we’ve been. Without the story or the craft, we lose the legacy. Even Alice in Wonderland understood that once she came back up the rabbit hole it was her turn to tell the story. If we don’t tell these stories, if we don’t join this circle, our precious fiber heritage and the rich connections between women and the cloth might disappear like lost threads. Each stitch matters.” – Nora Murphy
"Minha mãe me ensinou a muitos de artesanato e habilidades domésticas, mas ela nunca me ensinou a fazer crochê. Por que eu tenho que agradecê-la, como isso significava que eu tinha que me ensinar. " -Pauline Turner
“Whether it goes back to the old adage about idle hands being the devil’s work, ou, simplesmente, é uma paixão para o criativo, elaboração está em ascensão, and it’s definitely not just for your grandma or maiden aunties anymore.” – Wendy Dwyer
“One should either be a piece of art or wear a piece of art.” – Oscar Wilde
“Whenever “hand made” makes yet another come-back, crochet is in the forefront because – in contrast to knitting or lace-making – no machine can reproduce the effect of hand-worked crochet. Crochet itself is a guarantee that real handcrafts will always be sought after”. – Marie-Noelle Bayard
Aqui está o que eu era até um ano atrás:
Eu compartilhei o meu Lã Shrug dos Pescadores:
I’ve since shared it a few times in fashion posts.
Visite os links ao longo deste post para saber mais sobre cada uma dessas coisas!