The video above is the most recent update I have to offer about my crochet art project Swaddle. In this video, I give a short update about where things stand with my kickstarter funding and provide some insight into one of the pieces in the project, a piece called 40 Variations on a Granny.

Kickstarter Update

I am trying to crowdsource funding to make this crochet art project a reality. I am doing this through Kickstarter. I must receive $2000 in donations by November 14th at 7pm or else none of the funding will come through at all. As I said in my video, I want to give a huge support to those people who have donated as well as those people who have helped to spread the word in any way.

Donations as small as $1 are accepted. People who donate $5 will be represented by a stitch in one of the piece’s projects. People donating $20 or more will get to choose the color, number and stitch type that represents them in the piece. Visit the Kickstarter page here to make a donation.

Facebook Event Page

I wanted to give people an easy way to see when the Kickstarter funding comes to an end and to be able to spread the word to get others to donate if they can. To do this, I created a Facebook event for the fundraising deadline. You can visit the event page here and event others to attend to spread the word.

40 Variations on a Granny

In this video, I introduced one of the crochet art pieces that is currently in progress. This is not the most complicated crochet piece but that’s precisely why I thought it was a good piece to start with in my explanation. It’s called 40 Variations on a Granny and is a piece in which different versions of a classic granny square are displayed in a larger square. Highlights of this project:

  • Each granny square is the same monochrome color (red), made with the same yarn and same hook size.
  • The variation comes from changing up the traditional clusters of three double crochets that make up a traditional granny square. For example, I might use three single crochets or a cluster of single, double, triple crochet to make the pattern.
  • I will place all of these together on a large background for a visually striking final piece. At the current time, I am thinking that the large background will be a large black and white granny square but I haven’t decided for sure.
  • The repetition of the granny squares represents the way that we repeat the same words again and again in many of our relationships. “I love you”, “things happen for a reason” and “we’ll see what happens” are examples of this.
  • The variations represent how the different ways in which we choose our words and silences can make an impact on what we are saying. For example, when we use “I” statements instead of accusatory statements, we change the tone of a conversation even if we don’t change its content.
I hope you enjoy learning more about Swaddle and one of the pieces in the works for the project.

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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