Penny Chorafa of Wearit Crochet is a Greek crochet artist who loves to experiment with both form and material when constructing her crochet jewelry. With a background in architecture and an interest in unique fibers like paper yarn, she is able to make original, sculptural wearable art pieces, and is constantly pushing herself to create something new. What first inspired you to learn to crochet? Well, it all started during my maternity period, when I spent a lot of time in the house, taking care two infants. I wanted desperately to do something creative! So, I guess it was the will to escape my daily routine and the love of anything yarn-y that first led me to start to crochet. What are five words that best describe your art? The fact only that you call it art really honours me! Well, I guess my work can be identified as colourful,…
Bas de Braver, also known as Zabbez, is a crochet designer who creates really unique flower doll patterns. The dolls are tall and lanky, reminding me a little of the Lalylala dolls and the dolls from Edward’s Menagerie, but they are unique and original in their floral inspiration. Today we’ll learn more about them and the designer from an interview.
Jessie Rayot is a terrific and prolific knit and crochet designer who has recently added some new options to her online happenings: a newsletter and a Facebook group. Learn more about both of these in this post.
Jane, known to many as queen_babs, is a yarn bomb artist who lives in Sydney, Australia and who peppers Instagram with her beautiful images accentuated by poignant sayings and completed with thoughtful updates about her life experiences.
Maria Bittner of @patternparadise learned to crochet when she was a child, after watching her mother craft, and she has been a crocheter (and now crochet designer) ever since.
Sandra’s tagline on Instagram, where you’ll find her under the name MobiusGirl, is: “All the things. Mostly yarn.” She is a psychologist, a maker and a mama who fills her feed with fun photos including her terrific crochet work.
Marianne Dekkers-Roos, on Instagram as @marretjeroos, is a Netherlands-based crocheter and blogger who also loves music, books, nature, food, various crafts and of course her families which include her husband, children, two dogs and two cats.