This is an interesting art exhibit I thought people might enjoy seeing.
Thank you for posting the URL. The work is exquisite. There was another site with this type of work. I thought I kept it but at the moment am unable to find it.
MO, this Free Form crochet at it's best. For more on the latter, Prudence is the guru.
I had the opportunity to see her & her work in person at the CGOA Chain Link July 2004. Because I was early enough in making my reservation, I was able to take a class with her. Worth the time & cost.
I can only imagine the ideas you got after being in a class with a woman who is definitely thinking outside the box
Definitely a catload of ideas. The challenge is executing them.
She wore all manner of fashion during the conference, and in her classes.
Prudence strongly suggested using a wide variety of yarns & cords in the doing. There was a thought of her trying to convince manufacturer's to assemble "kits" having a selection of different yarns. There was a piece of her work having shoelaces incorporated into it. Unsure if she ever succeeded.
Have you taken a classwith her, or do you know of ehr through her publications?
I don't know Prudence, but I used to get a couple of crochet magazines that would have great things. And threads used to have some of the neatest fiber art on the back page.
I finally learned to knit after I retired and have been playing with that. I just learned the feather and fan stitch and am working on small blanket with pink and brown varigated yarn that I think is from Bernat. It is almost done. For Christmas at the bead group, we have what they call a blanket party. You bring anything you want, white elephants, crafts, beads, and anything fun. Nothing is wrapped and it is layed out on the floor or a table. Then we take turns selecting something. This year I took a variety of knit hats and dish-cloths. I used them to practice different stitches. I should explain, they invited me to join but I do whatever portable craft I am working on.
I have really enjoyed all the different projects that I have read about on the Gatherings. It is helping the creative juices to keep flowing.
>> ... helping the creative juices to keep flowing. <<
Needlework also helps the neurons & synapsies in our brains. Special MRI's have been done as any number of individual doing hand crafts. The cerebral activity was notable.
The learning of something different is a stimulation because one has to use a thought process. Certainly understandable since each pattern or effort varies.
Currently I'm really stimulating my brain. I've taken on a lace knit pattern. Figured it would be a lark because of the many socks, some argyles & other patterns, I've completed using DPN's. Along with mittens/gloves, hats, and baby/child sweaters. Wrong! After 4 froggings, I was finally able to establish the pattern.
Applause on your knitting a small blanket. Personally, I find it the better for me to crochet a piece in this category.
I went to the web-site, That is a beautiful shawl and the yarn looks really soft. I signed up for the web site. Thanks so much. If you haven't tried feather and fan, it has only one pattern row in four. But I did the same thing when I first tried it. But I played with it on some dish clothes and made a scarf. I have 3 or 4 more inches to go.
Thanks for another good web-site. I like knitpick too.
You are very welcome for the Berroco URL. I feel certain you'll be pleased with their newsletter. They offer some really neat patterns for what I call "whimsies". Knit creations for children or using up yarn. But one example is the "doll" on this bag pattern. Scroll at -
As is the case with color variances in a PC monitor, I expected some difference in shade. I was a bit taken back by the drastic difference when I went to pick up the yarn. I phone ordered the Ulta Alpaca Fine in blueberry mix based on my screen. Seeing it, I would call it more like blackberry. Fortunately, the shop had ordered other colorways, so I was able to choose another. With the company named tourquoise I'm using, it is more what I'd describe as a medium sage. Closer to their pea soup mix. Should I choose their yarn for another effort, I'll have to drive to the shop to see the color card.
I e-mailed the company and received a very prompt and gracious reply. My insight to cyberspace is limited so I/m uncertain how the color issue can be resolved if at all.
Berroco also replied to my question on how I could make a swatch. MO, but for a very few exceptions, all patterns (knit & crochet) should have directions on doing a swatch.
Gee, I sound like I'm promoting Berroco. Guess in a way I am.
Enjoy your new bookmark! me
What a darling bag. It reminds of Elinor Peace Bailely. I took a doll class with her several years ago. She wore a vest covered with pockets that each had a little doll in it.
The little crocheted dolls could be used for a lot of different decorataions.
Another project for my list.
Very pretty, and you have much more patience than I do! Thanks for the site, lots to look at! Cathy
You are so kind to acknowledge my effort. As to my patience, duirng my career years, I was noted to have the attribute. Perhaps it is thus, and my genes, that has me in my 7th decade w/o any prescribed medications. Though I do take suppliments.
However, from my perspective, I admit to some selectivity in the practice.
I figure you'll read my reply to joyfulneedles. As such, you might explore the Berroco patterns when time permits.
I bookmarked it also! Somehow I missed that one. Thanks for the update. Yes, the colours on different monitors is a problem. I know you can adjust them somewhat, but I do not know how. Cathy
How wonderful that you are able to do needlework at your age! I am already limited to 1 hr. sessions due to arthritis...and I'm only 53. I'm trying to get as much crocheting done as I can before my hands finally say 'no more.' I love to do doilies and the tinier the thread, the better.
perhaps this is the site you meant, and in any case is fascinating and amazing!
Amazing and fun to see, thanks for sharing.
Yes, she does awesome free form work in knit and crochet. I made a purse after watching her on a tv program, can't think of the name now, the host was Australian.
Thanks for the site! Unbelievable! Some of it reminds me of stuff I did back in the '70's....and threw out....LOL! I just sent the URL to my daughter. She will love it and it may inspire her to start crocheting again....one can only hope! She gave up the chance at a scholarship at Herron School of Art back in the '90's and it was a real shame. She has so much talent and it is just going to waste...I'm hoping this will nudge her....
It was my daughter who sent it to me. I loved your comment about what it reminded you of.
Thank you that was great. I missed a coral exhibit when it was here in Chicago. I don't know if this is the same. People were invited to add to it. So sorry I missed that. Thanks for the site, it was great.
That is amazing crochet. And so many different designs and colors. Wonderful!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for sharing this site, I find it very interesting as I have not seen such an exhibition in Malaysia(where I live). Looking forward to sharing more information among crafters. Cheers to all. M
I've been lucky enough to see this in reality - its brill!Very colourful and textural and an inspiration for those of us who only do the boring bits of crochet etc.
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