Sensual Crochet promotes the idea that we should spoil ourselves with luxury yarns and clothes that make us feel sexy. This is crochet as self-care, which is something I’m passionate about (as you know if you’ve read Hook to Heal!)
I am enjoying a lot of inspiring ideas from the book Make Your Own Ideabook with Arne & Carlos: Create Handmade Art Journals and Bound Keepsakes to Store Inspiration and Memories. The book isn’t really about crochet, although it mentions crochet and knitting, but it can be a great tool for people who crochet and just looking through is giving me even more ideas about my own crochet art journalling.
I am always excited to see a crochet book featuring many patterns, and 100 is different far more patterns than most contemporary crochet pattern books offer. It just feels like you’re getting more bang for your buck … but more than that, it also just floods you with inspiration, which can be the most important part of any crochet book for me!
Recently we took a look at 15 ways to upcycle a crochet blanket into wearable fiber art. But blankets are not the only thing you can upcycle into mixed media fashion (as we’ve seen previously with doily dresses). Here are 30 stunning, inspiring examples of upcycled crochet fashion.
Today let’s take a look at Crocheted Scoodies, a book by Magdalena Melzer and Anne Thiemeyer that shows you twenty different creative ways to crochet a wear hooded scarves.
I previously shared an announcement about the documentary YARN by Una Lorenzen, a film that looks at four different knitting and crochet artists (including Olek) with an eye towards all of the cutting-edge things that yarn crafting can do. Today I have an interview with the film’s co-director and producer Heather Millard, who shares, “I want people to enjoy the film, to lose themselves in yarn for a little while, to feel inspired by what yarn can create and represent.”
Many crochet blankets have been abandoned over the years, relegated to yard sales, thrift stores and basement storage. Bring those beauties out of hiding and put them to use. Here are 15 fabulous examples of crochet blankets that have been upcycled into new items.