Last fall I received a beautiful wooden jewelry frame from eWoodStory, which I filled with some textured crochet. I was happy with what I created, but it’s absolutely nothing compared to some of the stunningly beautiful works of art that have emerged inside of these little frames. They aren’t just filled with crochet – people are filling them with embroidery and other stitchery as well – and I swear every time I see a creation I think it’s better than the last.
This creativity exercise is an excerpt from my book Hook to Heal, which offers 100 exercises to inspire the use of crochet to heal and improve all areas of life. This exercise comes from the “adventure” chapter.
Una Lorenzen’s documentary titled “yarn” takes a look at knitting and crochet artists around the world and the interesting work that they are doing with needles, hooks and yarn. The film debuted at SXSW to mixed reviews but looks worth a watch to me.
Sam Moss has a beautiful Instagram feed where she shares stories through mixed media miniatures that incorporate crochet.
I love spotting crochet on television and in movies. It always makes me smile. And a lot of times it makes me wonder where the crochet came from – who made it, what is its story?! Here are more examples of crochet spotted on the little screen … much of which this time around comes from reality television, which I absolutely confess is a guilty pleasure of mine.
Tanja’s Crochet is a handmade shop that sells crochet items. They are exquisitely well-stitched with attention to detail, and I love the simple beauty of the designs. I’m enchanted by the website, which showcases each of the different designs in a creamy white color; it reminds me of the work of Anna Kosturova in this way. But I’m also charmed by Tanja’s Crochet on Instagram, where the same pieces are featured in different color options as well.
Today is International Women’s Day. I want to talk a little bit about what that is and celebrate it through crochet.