Posts Tagged ‘crochet’
Photos of some older works, Luna and I had fun curating our ‘home gallery’ as she calls it.
I was interested in the how these shapes formed when I exaggerated certain stitches, at the same place in each piece. Quite star shaped.
One fun way to get RSI. These are really firm and hold their shape well, and yes, they take ages.
This is Toxic, it was at part of Desire Lines. Did you see it there? I was getting into octopus at this stage! Giant octopus!
Only five more sleeps til the Auckland Art and Craft Market! Wohoo! You’ve probably heard the adds on the radio and seen posters up around town, so you’ve been saving up and planning your shopping list for AGES. We’ll I’ve been planning for agaes too and I have some sweet treats lovely Scallop Snuggly softies and new Sea Horses too, as well as gifts for craftsy peeps!
So.. if you need to know the details, visit the website, or look here!
Saturday 11th June 2011
11am to 3pm
Aotea Centre, THE EDGE
Gold coin entry donation
Did you see all the artist interviews? I have been reading them too, here’s my one…
I started this ages ago, I wanted to practice some proper crochet stitches and I have a huge pile of this pink wool, that I’ve dying to use to make something wearable, like a top or something, but that will take me about a year I’m sure! So I had to work on a smaller scale…
I’ll probably make some more ’cause I love crocheting and don’t like following patterns, I’ll just have to crack into some other yarns in my stash. I rescued the buttons from an old red vinyl jacket that I had worn to death, I enjoy combining red and pink so this was the perfect match!
Some more photos, and this is just so easy, just crochet a rectangle as long and wide as you like, add button holes and buttons and then you’re done. Oh and I was experimenting with increasing and decreasing, so it tapers in and then out again.
See? Nice buttons huh.
The sea gardens crochet coral reef that started this year at Auckland Museum will be setting down for the summer at The Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, the opening is this coming Saturday. I will be there and I’m planning on make some more crochet pieces for it, it’s probably one of my favourite projects, I’m so pleased to be a part of it.
So get hooking and make something to contribute! Check out this website for the how-to’s and other info on the international Crochet Coral Reef project, The Institute for Figuring.
Also worth a look is Daina Taimina’s blog, Hyperbolic Crochet, she has also published a book on the mathematics involved with loads of beautiful photos.
Some photos from the exhibition…
Above and to the left are two of Lynnemaree Patterson’s paintings, and you can see Toxic in the centre and Suzy Crow’s to the right.
Zoe Nash’s work to the left, and Marion Bawden’s on the right.. And below, Toxic again.
The Crochet Coral Reef installation is over and has been taken down… good news is it is not over! Glenys is keeping our Seagardens Aotearoa project alive.
A bit low res, but here is a photo of the Crochet Coral Reef at the Auckland Museum. The exhibition will close on the 16th of May so you have a few more weeks to contribute and go and visit, also entry is free until the end of May this year for lucky Aucklanders.