Crochet designer Cindy Wang, known better to most as The Geeky Hooker, has gained a lot of attention in recent years for her annual activity of hiding her own amigurumi creatures throughout San Diego’s Comic Con. This delights those who have gotten to know her work. The fun recently spread to the East Coast when she hid crochet superheroes around New York City. This fun attitude that inspires her “crochet ninja” revelry can be seen throughout her book Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books.
I first came across artist Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad over on Instagram where I was charmed by his creative use of photography that made his adorable amigurumi stand out in the sea of visual noise. Vincent is talented but humble, giving a lot of credit to the awesome creative community around him for their support, as he shares his story of being unsure what to do with himself in college and ultimately leaving and discovering crochet.
Jeremy Cole is a visual artist who works in graphite, silverpoint and print. He also crochets amigurumi. He shares more about his inspiration, process and the benefits of crochet in this interview.
I was very intrigued by Zenhya’s crochet work, something that she uses to enhance the other fiber arts and sculpture work that she does. I was thrilled when she agreed to do an interview with me.
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.
According to my September calendar of random holidays, today is Elephant Appreciation today. Lots of people have made crochet elephants that I’ve shared in various places on this blog in the post so I figured why not round them up today in celebration!
I want to share with you Simply Adorable Crochet: 40 of the Cutest Projects Ever by Maki Oomachi.