Friday, January 16, 2009

Crocheting outside the box

Don't ask me why. I don't know why. I tend to get a bit obsessive about my crafting. I start seeing crochet possibilities everywhere. What kind of materials can I crochet with? Wire? Dental Floss? Rags? Plastic? And apparently, pasta. I also start brainstorming on my subject matter. I could create crocheted sushi, articles of everyday life like telephones, computers, teapots, people animals, tubes of toothpaste. I've been a knitter for many years, but I'm finding the flexibility of crochet design fascinating. I never thought of it as an art form before. Let's come up with a name for ourselves to honor the artistry of the craft: Crochettiste. Fiber Engineer. Yarn Wrangler. Yarn Sculptor. Mixed Media Twister. Let me know if you have any ideas of your own!
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