Tag: crochet

WWW: Life-size Crochet; Textile Art; Planning and Fast Fashion

Two takes on life size knit and crochet projects, first the inside — an anatomically correct skeleton by artist shanell papp. The second is by yarn artist Liisa Hietanen, of villagers in her Hämeenkyrö, Finland town. Her ability to capture the likeness is inspiring. At vogue.com, they explore the work of a few fascinating textile artists, including Vanessa Barragão. Her tapestries are oceanic and naturalistic-inspired works that reflect themes of climate change, the perils of conspicuous consumption, and a celebration of the natural world. Fashion’s trash problem is partly a planning problem. This ...

WWW: a second life for public art projects; crochet prodigy; Tla’amin baskets + maths

Remember the twiddle-mitts sensory aid for dementia patients I posted a few weeks ago? A knitting group recycled yarn bomb projects into 187 cuffs! 11 year old Jonah loves to crochet. He learned at age 5. Jonah gives me hope for the future! The Callysto Salish Basket project at Simon Fraser University in Canada is a collaborative project that explores the functional mathematical beauty of the Tla’amin Nation baskets in a digital learning resource.

WWW: Knitters + Crocheters = Infinite Possibilities

Together we are mighty and generous. We’ve clothed bodies in knitwear. We’ve raised thousands for charities (did you see what we did for the Yarn Harlot?) We’ve supported independent artists.  We make things GO!  The Peyton Heart Project is raising awareness about teen suicide, bullying, and mental illness by placing knitted or crocheted hearts throughout communities.  Our reach knows no boundaries, and that’s pretty groovy! This picture is sexy!  There, I’ve said it.  Look at that crimp!  Look at that staple!  Look at the delightfully weathered and hearty hands showing off the fleece! ...