Today is International Women’s Day. I want to talk a little bit about what that is and celebrate it through crochet.
The crochet blanket was made by a computer programmer. It took him 800 hours over a six year period to get the blanket just right. The toughest part was researching the exact yarn colors to make the world look like it does on the screen.
I was happily surprised when I received a newsletter from crochet artist Nathan Vincent announcing that his first solo museum exhibit opened yesterday. I wasn’t surprised that he has an exhibit – I was surprised to realize that he hadn’t had a solo show at a museum before now! He’s a terrific, prolific crochet artist who I love to support in any way that I can.
Did professional football player Rosey Grier really crochet in the 1970s? I’m not sure.
Bill Davenport is a fascinating artist who works on one style of project for a period of time and then seems to switch gears to something else. Back in the 1990s he was making crochet art.
Rosey Grier was a professional football player who was also known for publishing a book in the 1970s called Needlepoint for Men.
I’ve mentioned Mark Dittrick before because he’s the author of a vintage crochet book I adore, Hard Crochet. I thought it would be fun to explore a little bit more about this designer for my series on 1970s crochet artists.