I’ve recently developed a bit of an obsession with looking at other people’s bullet journals. I currently use a combination of calendars, to-do lists, end of day roundups, and journals for a variety of different purposes. I find that I’m getting lots of good inspiration and tips from people’s bullet journals that are helping me to improve my own on-paper logging systems. In looking through all of this inspiration, I started wondering how people who crochet are using their bullet journals.
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is a textile artist who creates crochet art pieces and also has a line of fiber art jewelry called Zelma Rose. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to interview her about her work, her history with crochet and how crafting has offered benefits in her life as well as the life of her grandmother.
When you add crochet to your bicycle, you make it more personal. Your choice to use colorful crochet or a sophisticated simple color palette says a lot about who you are. It makes your bike easier to find in a crowd. And it will make you smile each time you set off for a ride. These bicycle crochet patterns include crochet skirt guards, bike seat covers and more.
I was thrilled when I started seeing the photos from Ashley Zhong of Snapdragon Brand on Instagram. Ashley has launched a collection of clothing designs based on crochet prints. They are colorful, fun, funky, whimsical and crafty. I love them! In this interview she tells us all about this new brand.
Although some people still like to argue whether “craft” is “art” (and if not then what the difference is), you simply can’t deny that these creations are art. Yarnbombers and crochet artists have been inspired by famous works of art, recreating them using sculpture, tapestry and freeform crochet.
Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium has the same signature style of crochet characters found in Kerry Lord’s first two fabulous crochet books but is constructed in such a way that you’re able to create “over a million mix-and-match monsters” using the pattern instructions combined with your own creative decision-making skills.
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.