"Begin to weave and God will provide the thread"
~German Proverb

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ever Heard of Yarn Bombing?

Yarn bombed Lion in Bournemouth, England

Lately I've been seeing a lot of contemporary visual artists dabbling in crochet and looking around the web, I saw this new trend going around the globe: Yarn Bombing.

No, it's not the terrorists' new weapon of choice; Yarn Bombing or also called Guerrilla Knitting is a type of street art using knitted or crocheted works instead of spray paint or chalk. 

Downtown Toledo was recently hit by yarn bombers as featured in an article by The Toledo Blade:
Guerilla knitters are on the loose in Toledo, dropping bombs on the downtown area in the form of crocheted cozies.
The woolly street art is popping up on signs and parking meter posts, trees, hand rails, and other public spaces throughout the city. The culprits, known as guerilla knitters or artistic vandals, see their work as a kinder, gentler form of graffiti.
It's called yarn bombing, and it takes the most matronly crafts -- knitting and crocheting -- and transfers them from the comforts of grandma's rocking chair to the concrete and steel surfaces of urban streets.
Below are some pictures of the fanciest Yarnbombs I found around the web:

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Crochet as Art: Ernesto Neto's Crochet Installations

Ernesto Neto, The Island Bird, 2012. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
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Saw this fabulous works of art in artdaily.org by contemporary visual artist Ernesto Neto and just thought of sharing here. It's all crochet! 

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pinterest: Addictive to Crocheters!

Pinterest is a handicrafter's dream social network and for crocheters like me, just pure heaven! 

Not only was I able to showcase my crochet works but also get to find free crochet patterns that are simply fabulous :)

Here are some of the popular crochet pins on my board:

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crochet Baby Sandies

My ever loyal customer and soul sister Arlene saw this cute Pinterest pin on my board and wanted to order from me right away!
                                                         Source: misadventuresofhandmade.blogspot.com via Millicent on Pinterest

Actually was really contemplating on making these Barefoot Baby Sandals but not having a baby daughter or even a niece (my sister and I have boys) to give these to, I put off the idea for the time being. Thanks Arlene for the inspiration!

Ashley's tutorial was great but with the available yarn I had the sandals came out too small so I decided to make my own crochet pattern using a triangular granny pattern

So here's my finished product:

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