Interview with guerilla yarnbombers Lorna and Jill Watt

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 13 May 2014

If you’re a fan of the ever-growing crocheting/knitting community, chances are you’ve seen the works of creative siblings Lorna & Jill Watt. They’ve yarnbombed trees, benches, telephone booths, mailboxes – basically anything they can get their hands, or yarns on, rather. In this exclusive interview, they talk about their creative process, their future projects, and most interestingly, sibling rivalry. [Read our original post about Lorna and Jill Watt here.]

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The cutest crocheted animals in the world are smaller than your finger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Please people, contain your madness from so much fluffy! We know, we know, these ittle critters are just adorbs! Vietnam-based family business ‘Su Ami’ creates these cute crocheted animals, most of them measuring only ¼ of an inch! With the help of five master craftsmen, the family business has produced a collection of itty bitty creatures, which include dog breeds, sea creatures, apes, birds, and even fictional characters like Winnie the Pooh and Hobbes.

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The world would be a better place if all locomotives were dressed in colourful crochet

Dijana Necovski Reader Find

By Dijana Necovski in New Art on Monday 19 August 2013

Textile artist Olek has covered an entire locomotive with colourful crochet in her home country. The Polish-born artist created the panels in New York after being inspired by a train ride from New York to San Francisco and along with her four assistants, spent two full days in Łódź, Poland, to cover a Px48 steam locomotive and carriages in […]

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Eyeball Kid: Now available in crochet form

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 24 January 2013

Tom Waits has many famous songs, and the Eyeball Kid, the titular character from one of them, has turned up on Etsy as a crochet creation. Crafted by classically trained soprano Aileen Robinson, this Eyeball Kid is made of acrylic yarn, comes with a detachable brimmed hat, and looks kind of homeless. You can adopt the blue-eyed boy — erm, sorry, ball — for just 22 bucks. That’s a pretty good steal.

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Woven creations by NeSpoon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 6 August 2012

Polish artist NeSpoon weaves strings to make crochet-like creations, then installs them all over Poland. He has even – as these pictures show – unleashed them on the coast of the Baltic Sea. There is an impalpable air of mystery that seems to surround these cobweb-like creations.

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Guerilla artist cloaks everything in crochet

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 30 June 2012

We’ve always thought that, confrontational side of guerilla art aside, that guerilla artists must have a soft side to them. We were right. We’ve featured Polish artist Agata Olek’s apartment installation before, but then we found that she also cloaks everything — people, cars, trolleys — in her kickass knits.

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Crocheted Beard-Hat by Tara Duff

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By Merzipan in New Fashion on Tuesday 8 March 2011

Ummmm, is there anything more to say than AWESOME? Tara Duff is capitalizing on pure awesome with these masculinity-boosting facewarmers.

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Nathan Vincent

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 23 February 2010

Nathan Vincent knits and crochets stereotypically male images — guns, mounted animal heads, John Deere logos, lawnmowers — to make a comment about the gender assumptions specific to certain crafts.

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Exhibition of crochet coral in Santa Monica

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By Yuko Shimizu in New Events on Thursday 15 January 2009

After I posted those awesome Turkish knitted accessories, my illustrator friend Sarajo Frieden sent me a link to a mind-blowing show of knitted coral reefs at Gallery Track 16 in Santa Monica. I wish I could be there to see this in person!

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