Soft sculptural crocheting 

Making festival jewellery, wool sculptures and wearable art

Overwintering in the south of the UK, crocheting a lot, rugging a little. Staying on an overgrown farm doing the usual business of building no-dig gardening beds during dry spells, but the weather gives me a lot of time to work on creative pursuits.

Crocheting functional amigurumi, such as my new paperweight and hair-pin-cushion;

realistic functional artwork crochet hair pincushion eyeball

Soft furnishing winter project: rag rug

I have also been making soft furnishings from the usual mix of found fabrics and hessian; is the picture in the rug clearly visible? It is definitely clearer from the back, I think in future I will have to plan blockier designs to suit the medium. This is a work in progress photo; I still need to cut the fabric to make the shag and cut the red dag-ends off.

handmade rag rug almost complete

The design is hopefully clear now: it is fish! Two fish swirling together in a phosphorescent night sea.

handmade fabric fish totem art

Working on some jewellery pieces at the moment, have some wearable art plans for future summer festivals. Here is a teaser;

watermelon crocheted beadmaking jewellery

The tiny life I live lends to a tiny studio space.

small studio space wearable crocheted art

Crocheted food, fungus and monsters on the horizon, basically.

crocheted googley-eyed open mouthed toothed monster

The view from my new studio is pretty sweet, squirrels and finches etc.

squirrel in a tree

My crocheting ideas this winter are a wild pendulum, swinging from the fantastical to the realistic.

crocheted embroidered anatomy fungi artwork


I’ve also made a functional crocheted ukulele cover, and I’ve crocheted more soft sculpture crochet food.

About kellymarietheartist

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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