Freeform Crochet Artist Emily Barletta: A Closer Look

In our series of showcasing artists who use crochet, we want to highlight the awe-inspiring fiber artist Emily Barletta. With a portfolio filled with stunning crochet sculptures, Emily shows a range of skills from crochet to clay sculptures, to embroidery, and more. 

Emily Barletta received her BFA in Fiber Arts in 2003 from The Maryland Institute College of Art and is now a Brooklyn-based artist.

Having her first solo show in 2007, Emily has had numerous group shows. In 2009, she won the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Crafts award, and in 2011, she won the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

You can find Emily’s most recent work on her Instagram page, and her prints are available for purchase at the Blue Print Gallery based in Austin, TX.

Here is a look at Emily’s work from across the years, with a focus on her crochet sculptures.  

Freeform Crochet Artist Emily Barletta

Get ready to be inspired by the enchanting world of freeform crochet and the boundless imagination of Emily Barletta.

Hannah Ege

A life long crocheter and knitter, Hannah is a creative person who enjoys designing their own patterns while having deep appreciation and love for timeless designs. Hannah's first official job was in a yarn store as a teenager and even now they regularly knit and crochet for friends and commissioned pieces. When not busy with fiber, Hannah enjoys all things coffee, reading, hiking and spending time with their kid.

4 thoughts on “Freeform Crochet Artist Emily Barletta: A Closer Look”

  1. Wow, amazing and wonderful use of color. I have seen a lot of free form that just seems to use too much color. You have an eye for balance and a more nature inspired palette. Love you work!

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