2011 en crochet: Dolce y Gabbana, poker afghan, Magda Sayeg, yarn drum

Cada semana vuelvo a estas mismas fechas en el blog de concupiscencia Crochet el año pasado. Miro lo que estaba escribiendo sobre entonces y actualizarte acerca de las cosas que han cambiado en relación con los puestos. Es una manera de ver las cosas que podría haber perdido y aprender cómo arte de ganchillo, moda y diseño se están desarrollando con el tiempo. Al final del post es también un vistazo a esta fecha en la historia del ganchillo. Espero que sea una serie que disfrutas! Aquí está la información de esta semana …

Arte del ganchillo

The crochet artist I profiled was successful yarnbomber Magda Sayeg. I explained that she’s primarily a knitter but also includes crochet in her yarnbombed work and that she sometimes works with other stitchers to complete large projects. What I enjoy about her work is its bold colors and the way she really adds some edginess to how crochet and knitting can be perceived by the genreal public. Sayeg has been hired by several large brands, like Smart Car and Sudafed, to bring yarnbomb art into advertising. Su blog shows that she spent a lot of time traveling this summer, doing various art projects around the globe, and mentions two upcoming projects that I’m excited about: a pop-up shop and a collaboration with TOMS.

Libros de ganchillo

I was reading a lot of libros de arte that weren’t crochet specific like Maria Elena Buszek’s Extra/ordinario: Artesanía y arte contemporáneo Crochet Book Winner, Lots of Reading and More in Kathryns Corner, which is about the role of craft in art over time.

He revisado Lindo & Ganchillo fácil Cute & Easy Crochet Book Review por Nicki trinchera. I concluded that “Este es un libro bien escrito con un montón de diversión proyectos diseñados para llevar al principiante a través de una progresión de habilidades de ganchillo. Me gusta!” Nicki had a new crochet book come out in April 2012 llamado Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, which looks like a garment-based natural extension of the Cute and Easy Crochet book. Nicki is also has a brand new book out that I’m personally really interested to see called Geek Chic Crochet: 35 Retro-inspired Projects That Are Off the Hook. It’s filled with quirky-but-stylish modern garments based on vintage styles.

Noticias de ganchillo

My favorite news-y post from this time last year was a roundup of 25 crocheter interview links. Other news included:

The CraftSocial monthly Twitter chat had started. I participated in the October 2011 chat where we talked about “elaboración de, how we identify ourselves as crafters, how we tell people about the craft work we do, etc.”. Although I haven’t participated every single month that it’s been available, I try to participate in these ongoing chats when I can because I find them extremely useful, informative and fun. I participated in the Octubre 2012 chat, así como, where we discussed whatvaluemeans in handcrafted business and how to add value.

I shared the story of Margaret Rosina Perring who was still crocheting at the age of 106. I don’t have an update on her but have to wonder if she’s still crocheting now at 107!

Lots of people were crocheting for charity; I did a roundup post of 8 different news stories on that topic.

Moda de ganchillo

My favorite piece in the Octubre 2011 celebrity / designer crochet roundup was this great coat by Cardon. I’ve since learned more about this Argentinian company founded in the late 1980’s. “Cardon set out to rescue the tradition of country clothing and accessories in the conviction that the identity of a people comes before fashion.Their work incorporates handcrafted details including, pero no limitado a, ganchillo. I like the brand’s overall approach and style.

Cotizaciones de ganchillo

Aquí algunas de las cosas inteligentes que decían que eran:

“A beautiful edging is the perfect finishing touch to any design.”fuente

“La abuela y yo hemos tenido una relación interesante. No voy a pretender ser una de esas crocheters que siempre ha sido encantados por cuadrados de la abuelita. Durante la mayor parte de mi vida, cuadrados de la abuelita se asociaron con sofás pegajosos cubiertos en plástico transparente, medias de nylon caídos, y el olor de las bolas de naftalina. … It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve see the versatility in this classic shape, el potencial de colores vibrantes, cuadrados de la abuelita y cómo pueden ser de moda. Granny está en todas partes, y'all, y ella se queda hasta tarde!” – Arte, Como el pan

“You might be under the impression that crochet design is a free flowing process from inspiration to finished project. It often involves more blockades then you’d expect.”Poesía en hilado

“As a designer, I do a lot of swatching. Whether just for fun or with a specific idea in mind, making swatches gets me in the groove of crocheting, and in an almost meditative way, lets my mind wander to think of new ideas.”linda Permann

“Crochet has now established itself as a popular contemporary craft with people flocking to classes to learn this traditional skill that has somehow missed a generation, while the previous generations took it for granted as a handed-down knowledge.”Nicki Trench

Ganchillo en Etsy

Compilé un tesoro de Etsy llamado What’s Your Vice showing crochet items related to vices like gambling, fumar y beber. Divertido atrevido. The image above is a crochet sock monkey coffee cup cozy by CloudTwine, que incluí porque el café es mi propio vicio personal. En realidad, También armé un blog durante esta semana el año pasado ofreciendo 5 Crochet artículos para los amantes del café.


I was interested in ArtBin’s Yarn Drum as an option for organizing crochet hooks. I still think it looks like a good option although I haven’t tried using it myself.

He revisado Rowan’s Designer DK Wool. I concluded that although this yarn has been discontinued, se parece todavía estar ampliamente disponible y puede ser vale la pena comprobarlo si disfrutas trabajar con 100% hilados de lana de color sólido. Coincidentally, I worked with what I had left of this yarn just a few weeks ago to make a slouchy beret style hat. I do think it’s a decent yarn although I have since found other DK weight wool yarn I’d prefer such as Innamorata by Yarns of Italy.

Lo que era hasta

I made a crochet plarn contribution to the Algo en el agua proyecto de arte. I can’t believe that was already more than a year ago! The project grew from there with a spinoff project in Brazil. It has now recently been introduced in Turkey.

I made quite a few bolsos de ganchillo to use in place of holiday gift wrapping.

Estaba explorando los enlaces del blogroll en varios blogs para mi Proyecto junto enganchado. I explained thatone of my biggest goals of Crochet Concupiscence is to help strengthen that community by supporting the work that other crochet bloggers are doing as well as introducing those bloggers/ blogs to one another.Strengthening ties within our community continues to be something I enjoy doing.

Te pedí, my wonderful readers, to consider nominating me for inclusion as one of the Inside Crochet Top Craft Blogs. You came through for me and I was nominated and ended up being named one of the Top 5 Craft Blogs of 2011. I was featured in the magazine this year, también, in the October 2012 issue where they reviewed my book, Ganchillo salvó mi vida.

Este día en la historia del ganchillo

I looked up this date in crochet history and found that a lot of newspapers in 1961 were featuring crochet patterns for sale by a designer named Alice Brooks. The image above is of one of those patterns, which is described as apractical set in white with gaily colored flowersthat will make your daughterlook as cute as she is warm!” The pattern could be obtained via mail for 35 cents plus the cost of shipping, which at the time would have only been ten cents.

¿Te perdiste alguno de estos puestos el año pasado? Puede visitar los originales utilizando los enlaces a lo largo de este post.


San Francisco basado y escritor obsesionado con ganchillo, soñador y espíritu creativo!

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