I came across this little video which is a trailer for a short video called “Table Dance” by Lindsay Arnold. I just thought it was a nice little moment of peace and wanted to post it here so you could relax for a moment and enjoy it as well.
I am thrilled to share this post with you today about fiber artist Suzann Thompson who uses a technique called TextileFusion, which combines crochet with knitting, quilting, and embellishment. Her upcoming exhibit Celebrate Doilies! “honors doily crocheters through photos of family heirlooms, and stories about crocheters, past and present.” It includes truly beautiful art quilts by Suzann as well as works by Texas poet Sandi Horton.
I’m loving the book Doilies Updated because it isn’t just a set of crochet patterns but also an inspirational resource for what to do with various crochet motifs.
The book that I’m looking at now is called Mandalas and Doilies to Crochet: Delightful Designs to Brighten Your Life. This book doesn’t particularly differentiate between the two (mandalas and doilies), considering both to be round, typically colorful, crochet designs. The idea behind the title is to take inspiration from vintage dollies but to recreate them as absolutely contemporary decor, primarily through the smart use of bold colors.
Remember that I recently introduced you to the reader Flo who shared some of her beautiful crochet work with us?
I was really excited to hear that neo-doilies crochet artist Asimina Chremos is having her first solo exhibit of her work, opening tomorrow night at stadler-Kahn in Philadelphia, PA.
I love the way that katklop7 from Etsy used doilies to enhance a dress: