Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

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What am I knitting?

May 22, 2020

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Dutch elementary school teacher, Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Dui, missed her students when classes were cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.  So she knitted little dolls that represented each of her students.  She made sure that to include details special to each student in her creations – freckles, glasses, hairstyles, etc.

When completed, she shared a photo of her dolls with her students and their parents – and they were delighted.

Classes will soon be back in session, but Ms. Meinster-Van der Dui says she will continue to make dolls of her students in the future.

Story and more information here

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I am a knitter

May 7, 2020

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What am I crocheting?

April 1, 2019

Liisa Hietanen is a fiber artist from Hämeenkyrö, Finland.  In her recent works, she knits and crochets life-size replicas of her friends and neighbors.  See more of her work at her website.

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What am I fishing for?

March 20, 2019

Brighton, England-based textile artist Kate Jenkins has been recreating veggies, seafood, and other favorite foods in wool for the last 12 years. Jenkins got her start in knitwear design, but has begun to focus on knitting feasts rather than fashions. In 2015 Jenkins made her largest installation to date, crocheting dozens of sardines, mussels, clams, shrimp, prawns, lobsters, crabs and other delights from the sea for a full-size fish counter titled “Kate’s Place” at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin. For inspiration Jenkins knits or crochets from life, always purchasing the food she plans on recreating for accurate scale and texture.

more at Colossal

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What am I crocheting?

January 3, 2019

Lost & Found is an endearing stop motion film that chronicles a dramatic turning point in the sweet relationship between two crocheted animal toys. A foxy fox and smitten dinosaur have enjoyed many special memories in their adopted home of a Japanese restaurant’s lost and found bin. But when the fox topples into a fountain, the dinosaur must give his all to save her. The short film, directed by Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe and produced by Lucy J. Hayes, convincingly imagines the inner lives of its stuffed animal protagonists and uses the fragile nature of crochet as the crux of the storyline. Lost & Found has been widely lauded at film festivals since its debut this year. from Colossal

 

Watch the film here

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What am I knitting?

December 26, 2018

from Wirecutter

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What am I knitting?

December 13, 2018

Or, more correctly, crocheting . . .

“For this year’s i Light Marina Bay Festival, a sustainability-focused, Singapore-based spectacle, Choi+Shine Architects created The Urchins, a series of 3 interactive installations. The crochet sea urchin sculptures have been meticulously crafted by hand, offering attendees a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.

Speaking to the event’s theme of sustainability. each 56-foot-tall work of interactive art symbolizes the beauty and diversity of nature. Though, at night, the works are spotlit by artificial luminescence, during the day, The Urchins rely on natural light to cast ephemeral, ever-changing shadows. Similarly, each suspended sculpture organically moves when touched by the wind or even visitors, who are invited to handle the polyester cords and panels that compose it.

Given their large scale, creating each sea urchin was no small feat. Hand-crafting the delicate shells required a team of 50 and took nearly 3 months to complete. While they were only on display for the 3-week duration of the festival, it’s clear that each lacy installation made a lasting impression.”

reblogged from mymodernmet