Deborah Elkes is an Australian crocheter who shared her story with us back in 2012 about how she uses crochet to help her through chronic fatigue. She later sent an update that she was doing much better and introduced us to her sister Linda who crochets through cancer (and gave us a cute crochet tortoise pattern!) Today Debbie is back to share some amazing photos with us of three outfits that she has crocheted for drag queen Katya to wear on stage.
First up is this amazing bikini made for Katya to wear to a Halloween performance at a nightclub in Perth. Debbie also just entered this piece into a wearable art competition. She shares:
“It was the only crocheted piece in the whole show and fingers crossed we will be moving onto the showcase event in May. The judged were amazed that it was crochet – so I was thrilled! I call it the “Optical Illusion” bikini. It includes crochet fingernails, crocheted blood on her face, and a crocheted optic nerve piece running from her eye to the eyeballs on her head.
It was a lot of fun to make this piece. I love proving that crochet is more than a granny square and to be given carte blanche on a project for someone was amazing!”
Next up is this crochet evening dress that was made for Katya to wear to a Drag Queen award ceremony.
And perhaps my personal favorite piece: The Hello Kitty crochet dress.