Matty Bovan is a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins fashion design school with an MA in fashion knitwear. He has worked with Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu. Matty works crochet into his designs in unique ways, sometimes as a sculptural statement piece and other times as a layered accessory.
I am shining a spotlight on crochet designers, artists and makers who come from different parts of the world, hold a variety of beliefs and share themselves in myriad ways that are relevant to today’s issues.
Dina Knapp (possibly previously Dina Schwartz) was a 1970s wearable art crocheter who did unique work with texture, tapestry and color. She continues to work in crochet as well as collage art today.
Lannie Hart is a modern sculptor who has worked with a variety of mixed media including crochet. I believe she was previously called Lannie Martowe.
I thought for this week I’d do a short roundup from previous posts to highlight five artists who were doing creative things with crochet in the 1970s and are still making art today.
Jean Williams Cacicedo learned to crochet in the late 1960s and quickly began to make wearable art that was clearly influenced by a background in sculpture and painting.
Rtuh Nivola studied art and craft in several schools in Rome and put her knowledge to use making amazing crochetjewelry.