Today we look at this week’s crochet news – and updates to the news from the same week in 2011 and 2012.
This Week in Crochet 2011
First let’s look at what was on the blog during these dates in 2011.
There was a lot of stuff happening in crochet fashion during these dates in 2011. Celebrities Daisy Lowe and Vanessa Hudgens sported crochet. Crochet swimwear brand Beauty and the Beach had a suit in Sports Illustrated. House of Holland put granny squares on the runway. UK Store Monsoon had tons of crochet clothing for sale and Vionnet had some crochet. But the crochet fashion I loved the most from this time was the stunning crochet collar from Vince Quevado shown above.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any update on work from Vince Quevado. Here are some quick updates on the other things:
Daisy Lowe was spotted again, this time in crochet collar, later in 2011 but I haven’t seen any mentions of her in crochet more recently.
Vanessa Hudgens is always in crochet.
There continues to be crochet on the runway although the granny square seems to have faded from interest for now. My favorite recent crochet is the stuff that Sister by Sibling put out recently.
A search of the Monsoon website turns up several crochet items, including wearables, but my favorite is this hand crocheted throw blanket.
I did an overview of Vionnet crochet history last year. I don’t see any crochet in their collection this year.
My favorite crochet story from this week in the news in 2011 was the story about a couple who had been married for seventy years. She was a knitter and he was a crocheter. I don’t have an update on this one but I love the story! One year later I shared the story of a similar couple but in this case he was the knitter and she crocheted.
And finally during this week in 2011 I did an interview with Etsy crocheter Nita of Lilena. I am so happy to see that her Etsy shop is still active; many of the people I highlighted with shops in 2011 have closed doors for one reason or another. The jute crochet bowl above comes from her current Etsy store.
This Week in Crochet 2012
Now let’s look at what was on the blog during these dates in 2012.
During these dates last year I took a close look at the wearable crochet art of Joy Kampia O’Shell, best known for her crochet hamburger dress. Lately it seems like she’s been working on non-wearable crocheted food pieces, like the silk crocheted blueberry pie you see above, which you can find in her Etsy store.
Another artist I looked at briefly at this time was Etsy’s cornflowerbluestudio; she continues to make fiber art like the crochet piece shown above. She also sells knit and crochet patterns in her shop.
In crochet fashion I looked at Donna Karan crochet. I just did a search in the Donna Karan online shop and no crochet came up at this time.
2013 Crochet News
And now the crochet news from this week, this year …
1. Seniors Knit and Crochet for Strong Kids Campaign. “Members of the Senior Knitting Club at the Broadway YMCA enjoy one another’s company and conversation every Wednesday afternoon as they work needles and crochet hooks to craft blankets, scarfs, mittens, and other cuddly items.”
2. Joana Vasconcelos’ Mary Poppins will be presented from March 15th to 24th at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques fair. The huge, colourful installation will be one of the circa 30,000 works of museum quality art offered for sale by 265 international top galleries and art dealers.
Check back next Sunday for more crochet history updates and breaking news in crochet!