Amigurumi and Fair Isle crochet – the latest ideas

Amigurumi and Fair Isle crocheting have been two crochet techniques I have enjoyed working on for about the last month.

I made a 3-dimensional squid in a hat (with a moustache);

Amigurumi octopus

A hipster made me do the moustache….or so I will say.

It reminds me of Thomson and Thompson. Except there’s only one squid, so…..just Thomson then.

Then I properly learned the technique for Fair Isle crocheting (although it’s also called Fair Isle knitting. Doesn’t matter which one you use). So I did some simple ideas:

Pink Fair Isle snake

Pink Fair Isle snake

Fair Isle Space Invader

Fair Isle Space Invader

Then, I found some trinkets emptying out a drawer, and hot-glued that shit together faster than you can say “Why do you have a tiny cardboard Mona Lisa in a fake-fancy plastic frame?”

Mona Lisa Beetle

Kitsch + Kitsch = MEGAKITSCH. And I don’t even care.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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One Response to Amigurumi and Fair Isle crochet – the latest ideas

  1. Pingback: Some crocheted October yarn storms | kellymariemcewan

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