I have personally been on a kick of working with oversized hooks and fiber so Sarah Shrimpton’s book Supersize Crochet is not only on trend with the world but also right in line with where I am in my crafting.
Crochet artist Olek has worked on a number of extreme projects as well as some great collaborations. This work is both of those things.
I love the crochet playgrounds made by Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam, an artist who began creating this work in the 1970s and continues making installations today. Her most recent work is now on exhibit in an interactive display at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio.
I love to feature the work of many different crochet artists here on this blog, from the small to the large, the conceptual to the realistic. I like all different types of crochet art, but you can’t deny that some pieces stand out above the rest in terms of just being extreme crochet.
When I first profiled the work of super unique crochet artist Patricia Waller I called her the creepy cute crochet artist. She’s taken that to a whole new level with her most recent exhibit.
The World Extreme Crochet Championships sound like just about the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of. Yes, I know, there are people who will think I’m being sarcastic here but I’m totally wowed by the idea of this event.