Yesterday I shared the crochet wire art by Suzane Beaubrun that I spotted when I stopped into City Art Gallery. While I was there, I saw a second artist working in this great medium: Sasha Merritt.
Nathalie Doolaard is a Netherlands-based crochet artist who creates soft sculpture objects. She began her crochet work in designing and creating exclusive garments, jewelry and handbags for women. She then expanded this with an interest in crochet sculpture and began to develop her techniques to take advantage of the many amazing possibilities in the craft. She loves to work with brightly colored cotton and raffia. In this interview, Nathalie shares more about what draws her to crochet sculpture, the pros and cons of working in 3D and what some of her favorite pieces are.
In celebration of Halloween being around the corner I thought I’d share the crochet art of Johanna Schweizer.
Thanks to crochet artist Mary Tuma for sharing these!
Nan Nickson has a Facebook page where she shares photos of her artwork where she combines unusual materials like crochet twine and beeswax.
Sophie Buckley uses a creative approach to explore the depths and potential of crochet in contemporary soft sculpture, drawing inspiration from nature.
Ruth Asawa is a San Francisco based Japanese artist who does sculpture work including crochet wire sculptures. She has been an activist, arts advocate and artist.