Crochet artist team Alyssa and Liz of Threadwinners share their thoughts on the health benefits of crochet and the general benefits they’ve each experienced. Plus info on a project you can collaborate on with them if you’re quick!
I am thrilled to have a piece of crochet art in the California Yarnscape exhibit at The Autry Museum in Los Angeles. This exhibit was curated by Yarnbombing LA. I loved playing a smaller part in some of their previous collaborative crochet exhibits and it’s great to have a larger piece in this one.
Although some people still like to argue whether “craft” is “art” (and if not then what the difference is), you simply can’t deny that these creations are art. Yarnbombers and crochet artists have been inspired by famous works of art, recreating them using sculpture, tapestry and freeform crochet.
The UNTIED-UNITED collaborative yarnbombing art project in Ypsilanti is an inspiring piece designed to fight the divisiveness happening in our country today by bringing children together in a “web of interconnectedness”.
Jane Balke-Andersen known to many online as Queen Babs is a beautiful, inspiring yarnbombing artist who brightens the world with her colorful crochet and encouraging messages. Awhile back she created a crochet flower pattern called The Courage Flower for a long term crochet art project by Sabina Speich. She has now launched her own yarnbombing project for this same flower pattern.
This 15 minute video shows a group of yarnbombers crocheting (and doing a little bit of knitting).
Crochet artist Olek has worked on a number of extreme projects as well as some great collaborations. This work is both of those things.