Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cased shell necklaces, and new Etsy store

Made from found shells and fabric (with the occasionally vintage button included). No metal is used at all; only the tension of the draw cords holds the shell securely in its fabric casing.
Available in my new Etsy store, Megadalton, which I plan to use for non-crochet things.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Plush Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

I didn't make a pattern, or prototype, or really have a plan, so it's ultra wonky, BUT, I finally made a plush Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (a few more pictures are here). I've been wanting to do this for nigh on a year.

More information on this endearing anthropomorphization of cotton on wikipedia.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Primer on sculptural crochet

Now on SuperNaturale: an article I wrote which explains how anyone can use crochet to sculpt 3D forms. It is based on a cabinet of crochet "elements" I use for workshops (most recently, the Maker Faire), and it contains (too?) lengthy descriptions of how various combinations of stitches can be used to make more complex forms. Furthermore, there are little pseudo-patterns available for each one of the sample pieces, so you can create a cabinet of your own if you like, which might be a fun way to familiarize yourself with the techniques discussed. Let me know if you have any additional questions!