Well, folks…here is Yarn Painting #1. I’ve actually had this 10 x 10 inch square done since the winter. I kept telling myself I would share it when I did all the completion work: a fabric backing which allows for a dowel or twig to run through it for hanging on the wall. Alas, these things often don’t get done. I wanted to share it with you anyway.
It has elements of Freeform Crochet. This is a technique of crocheting, often called scrumbling, which reminds me of abstract painting. But here, instead of a free-for-all, any stitch, any which-a-ways…I’ve wrestled the stitches and yarns into something we can recognize…a fanciful teacup with 4 o’clock on the wall (tea time:). It was fun to make, but took me for-ev-er. Not because of the stichwork…it was the planning, deciding which yarns, which stitches, what embellishments, am-I-finished, etc.
It, of course, began with a drawing; simple shapes to guide what I was crocheting. You can see I rejected my first idea of a landscape in the background. I need to make a few more of these yarn paintings to really get the hang of it…
If I do, I’ll show and tell.
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A work of art in its own right, well done for your patience.
Wow. I love this. I might have to give it a go. I love to crochet and it looks like it’s done in small steps. Great job.
Wow, this is cool! Wish I could crotchet… But as easy a pen lies in my hand, I feel like a 3-year-old with three pairs of gloves on top of each other when it comes to stuff like that! (Actually, I somethimes even get moments of hysteria from threading a needle.
Looking forward to seeing more of these! <3
Well, I’m certainly impressed! This is really special and unique – I like it a lot! nancy
This is so much fun! I like it a lot! I have to share a “yarn painting” a friend of mine did (I hope you don’t mind), in knitting, it is amazing and very inspiring.
(It’s in Swedish, but the pictures are great, sent me a note if you want something translated)
Thank you Johanna! I visited the site you give here and it is wonderful!! Phenomenal actually…to me, it would be much harder to knit yarn paintings rather than crochet them. Thanks for sharing this!
You continue to broaden my world. Fun piece.
Looks fun and time-consuming. You did an awesome job in the end and I am sure it’s a gratifying experience that words can’t describe.
Amazing that you can do that with crochet! I can barely hem my own pants, so I’ll leave this type of work to you and just let you know you’re fabulous at it!
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and for just taking the time to visit! Your encouragement always means so much!
I love it! You are so talented, Jennifer! This is really beautiful.
Terrific. This is a really hard thing to do.
All I have to say is Keep. Dancing. Like nobody’s watching – but we are – can’t wait to see more!!!
i left my reply on the wrong post! I meant to leave it on your line dancing post, but I do love this yarn painting. tea time – my favorite! coffee time is too. anytime… i think i need to go to sleep!
Wow! This is such fun to see! Really wonderful.