Magda Sayeg - Knitta, Please. Architectural academic crochet. This is one of my recent projects.
Just to show that I can crochet something else, not just hyperbolic planes. Since there is a crochet in the title of my blog I should write about it too. Especially because recently one of my friends complained that my blog is too academic, too mathematical, and too serious. I think he meant too boring, just was polite not to say that to me directly. May be he is right, I am too serious. In Gisela's design studio students use crochet as a conceptual model of fabrications and then form there move to digital models. When only contours are left these patterns from nature become look like a fabric. When ideas are developed further they start to turn into design. There are more pictures on her studio blog. So - sorry my friend - when I was concentrating on hyperbolic part of my blog title, it was too mathematical=academic. There are more fascinating projects by Gisela Baurmann and Jonas Coersmeier here. AGS in a nutshell.
This is a little crochet swirl. You might have seen me using it in this project. And since I gave you a pinky swear promising I’d show you how it’s done, here it is. But before I start, I’d just like to let you know that I am no crochet guru. Not by a long shot. Which in short means that I really hope the following sentences make at least some sense. Here’s what you need.
Two yarns of different color – the bulkier the yarn the bulkier the swirl. You also need one hook that will work well with your yarns, a needle and a pair of scissors. Let’s pretend that is not a hair cutting scissors. Please. The whole swirl has only four rows. 1. 2. 3. 4. Finish off. You have just created a funny curly strip. Now twist the strip into a nice shape. Using a needle and some yarn, sew some stitches in the middle and along the edges only to fixate the whole swirl. I made only three stitches and that was it. Enjoy, dear friends! Love, Petra. Hyperbolic Crochet Reef Comes to London. The hyperbolic crochet reef started in Australia, and has travelled around the U.S. gathering beautiful creatures, made by avid crocheters, where ever it goes.
Now it has come to London and it is a wonder. Using bright and vivid colours such as oranges, reds and purples, every shape from the sea has been made: shells, coral , starfish and jellyfish. One whole set is made out of black and blue beading and shines in the light with golds and silvers. What is it?
It was the brainy idea of a mathematics researcher and crocheter who realized that she could recreate in crochet 3-D models of creatures such as corals, anemones, kelps, sponges and flatworms. Gifts from the SeaThe bottle reef is made of decorated rejected plastic bottles found on beaches, pens, tops of bottles and discarded take-away boxes. More Sea Rubbish Turned into ArtAnother series has been created out of discarded plastic--the scourge of the oceans.
LAVISH CROCHET – EYECANDY. Jul This necklace, like all the jewelry on the linked site, is created with crocheted components.
The artist uses precious metals, gorgeous glass beads and crystals, and elegant findings to present these beautiful works of art. I’m trying to figure how to crochet something similar in my price range. There’s no way I would have come up with these lovely designs in my own head! I am especially fond of the bracelets on the site as I’m a bracelet junkie. The earrings are yummy too! On the website, the pictures are much better. Louie's Loops: Taking Crocheting to the Future. So I'm somewhat, okay a lot of, a nerd.
For those of you who arn't or maybe didn't know, there's a little convention called Comic Con, and last Thursday through Sunday all the lucky people of New York had their 6th annual Comic Con. Unluckily for me I live in California, and I'm also broke :) but to commemorate this event and kinda commemorate Halloween, which is just around the corner, I decided to make a nerd based crocheted item (the first of many more).
For those of you who don't know, this is known as a Brain Slug from the show Futurama. It attaches to someone's (or something's) head and controls them, kinda making them into a zombie like state. Any how, you can see a video of the episode with these guys here Here are some photo's of the finished product: Materials:-Lion Brand Cotton Ease Lime Green-Size US-G/4.00 mm Crochet Hook-White Felt-Small (about 1/4-1/2") Black Button-A little bit of stuffing *First make a tiny ball of yarn separate from the main ball for the antennae. Monster Crochet. Mustaches.