Summer Crochet – Naturalism
June 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Ah summer, the smell of fresh cut grass, the rustling of leaves in the wind, the clear blue sky, the yarn everywhere…. Wait what? It’s summer, the last thing anyone wants to see is a yarn-made item, as they are warm and people only make hats and scarves and winter items. Wrong!
A common misconception in crochet and knit (one I am trying to slash down) is that people only make winter items. There is an entire world of other goods, lacy shawls, blankets for picnics, towels for swimming, etc.
I have been working on a new line in my shop that helps make crochet accessible year round. I call it Specimen. I am an artist at heart and a naturalist by trade, so bringing two of my passions together like this is refreshing for me.
I make these little guys by starting with a sketch and then picking a color of yarn and getting going. The best thing is that they don’t use a lot of yarn, so you can use your scraps that are lying around. Start crocheting or knitting, and keep going until you get a form you like. add eyes and accessories and bam you’re done!
Here is a link to a FAQ on amigurumi
A youtube tutorial will follow this soon! Keep an eye out on my channel!