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.