Monday, May 7, 2007

Crocheting towards the Scarf Festival in Melbourne




Lofty ideals in place - to crochet the world - paths are pursued to find trails through the world.


So there's a scarf festival in Melbourne. It's been going for a while, with different themes every year. Customs, traditions, modern versions etc, and this year, guess what the theme is...


go on, guess....


Spin. That's it. Really. Quite profound actually. And I've been playing around with the scarf concept for a few months now, looking at different ways of draping it on and around the body and head.


I knew right then that we had to go...


And I'd already got one stunning scarf, so another two were needed.
So I started with a big foundation for the end of a scarf, and then I dreamt about it one night, and woke in the morning with the idea of a panel that can be a cover over the back, or on the front, or even pulled over the head as a hood.


So I crocheted and hooked, and ran out of yarn so I spun and spun, and then I ran out of the right coloured cotton, so I went down the street and battered the ears of the woman in 'The Sewing Nook", I was so excited....


And then I hooked some more and there it was. I took some photo's of my beautiful man against a tin shed in the back yard and they're stunning.
Just one more, and the triptych is finished, ready to be sent off to Melbourne.
Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Sunshyne said...

I love this piece, the drape is beautiful! and I'm very inspired by your spiderwebs.