Tag Archives: #crochet

Katika

Hungarian born artist Katika is based in Moscow and is self-taught in the art of free form crochet.  In 2014 she combined her true passion for art with her love for crochet. She spent the next five years of painting with hooks and yarn creating an artistic language of her own.  In Textile Curator she describes how she works: “

“Usually, I work at my home studio, but sometimes I take my work with me and crochet everywhere. Firstly, I come up with a visual concept, which is relatively easy when I create commissioned portraits but can be challenging for more personal pieces, like it was with my pieces about mental struggles, e.g. ‘Depression’ and ‘Self-harm’. Secondly I sketch a lot to find the composition I like best and try out colour schemes. Thirdly, I prepare the materials and finally, I start crocheting. How exactly I crochet a piece depends on the composition and the image itself. Sometimes, I have one center and crochet around it but sometimes the whole image looks better when it consists of several individually created parts.”

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Katika.

203gow

Thoroughly impressed with the yarn projects of Japanese knitters and crocheters  known as 203gow. The unnamed primary artist is dedicated to spreading colorful, pop and fun knitting mainly as large space decoration but has also created small items for Japanese web shops.  She says this about her work:  

“It began with casually knitting the yarn that was on the desk that caught my eyes. (Maybe) I’ve loved drawing and making something since I was a kid, so it’s probably that the material that happened to be expressed was yarn.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images:   Courtesy of 203gow.

Thomas C. Chung

Thomas C. Chung is changing the perception of knitting as grandma’s hobby with these incredible hand knit and crocheted sculptures. The Chinese-Australian artist completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. His work includes soft sculpture, photography and installation usually hand made and labor intensive.  He currently works between Australia and Scandinavia.  On an interview on Knotwe he explains how he got interested in knitting:  

“I started knitting in Scandinavia several years ago.Out of necessity (traveling away from Australia), I needed a material which could literally carry the narrative of my story. Knitting & crocheting fitted all of the things I required out of this (conceptually & practically), so thankfully I eventually got the hang of it.”

More of his wok can be seen on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Thomas C. Chung.