Crochet

Crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook. Exploring the use of crochet in textile art, we’ll take a look at practitioners who employ this traditional technique in their work.

1 year ago

Yvette Kaiser Smith: Loitering in the shadows

Yvette Kaiser Smith: Loitering in the shadows
A full-time artist since 1994, Yvette Kaiser Smith has exhibited extensively at regional museums, art centres, and university galleries throughout the United States of America. She has also exhibited in U.S. Embassies abroad including Moscow, Ankara, and Abuja and ...
3 years ago

Jo Hamilton – Painting with yarn

Jo Hamilton – Painting with yarn
Scottish-born artist Jo Hamilton currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in drawing and painting before moving to the United States. Jo’s large scale work uses knotted yarn to crochet portraits, ci ...
3 years ago

5 urban textile artists

5 urban textile artists
A growing trend for urban textile art is now being recognised as a worldwide international craft movement. Temporary in its nature this art form makes a statement that goes beyond being just decorative, reclaiming and personalising sterile public spaces. Bringing t ...
4 years ago

Lisa Solomon interview: Being “in-between”

Lisa Solomon interview: Being “in-between”
We came across the beautiful work of Lisa Solomon when we were researching our recent article highlighting contemporary textile art. Working primarily through drawing and embroidery, Lisa imbues her artwork with brilliant colours, elegant lines and a highly distinc ...
4 years ago

5 sculpture artists using textile techniques

5 sculpture artists using textile techniques
One of the most impressive ways to bridge the link between craft and fine art is through textile work that acts as mixed media sculpture. These pieces may not fit within the confines of traditional fine art media, but nonetheless capture the hearts of collectors. G ...
4 years ago

Pate Conaway interview: The dynamics of the medium

Pate Conaway interview: The dynamics of the medium
After discovering knitting while working in a retirement home, Pate Conaway went to study an interdisciplinary arts program at Columbia College, Chicago. He combines a self-taught version of crochet with alternative materials such as rope, wire and rubber to create ...
4 years ago

Lisa Solomon: Comfortable in my own artistic skin

Lisa Solomon: Comfortable in my own artistic skin
In part one of our interview with artist Lisa Solomon, we explored her route into textiles and the range of techniques she currently employs. Here, she tells us about the development of her work over the years and what or who currently inspires her to create. Perso ...
4 years ago

Pate Conaway interview Pt 2: Sculptural fiber art

Pate Conaway interview Pt 2: Sculptural fiber art
Chicago-based artist Pate Conaway creates stunning mixed-media sculptural fiber art using unusual materials such as rope, wire and rubber. In Part One of our interview Pate spoke about the importance of exploration and explains how he “discovered” knit ...
4 years ago

The Fine Art of Crochet: Book review

The Fine Art of Crochet: Book review
Gwen Blakley Kinsler’s latest book, , focuses on celebrating crochet as a highly versatile and exciting contemporary art form. It features the work and stories of 20 diverse modern artists, who have found success exhibiting in galleries internationally and ju ...

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