Monday, January 9, 2012

Recent exhibition - Knitcetera

Kintcetera was the brainchild of Jennifer Kipfer ( Jennifer gathered together a group of unknown ladies and through evenings and days of laughter, we slowly accumulated an eclectic bunch of offerings. I was inspired by the session we did knitting with strips of plastic bags, and has an idea for a oversized plastic handbag. I ended up using 12 or so large plastic rubbish bags to create the body, which was crocheted in double crochet (10-15 cm side strips of plastic) and used a 12 mm hook. I have to say I will NEVER crochet plastic again. It is so non-malleable. The flowers and leaves were made of plastic raffia.

Crocheted bag, made of plastic, 1.2 m across. Available for purchase.

My other large piece was an underwater garden picture. The background is felted pure New Zealand wool. The rocks, sand, kelp, anemones, starfish, jellyfish, and fish are either pure wool or acrylic and are crocheted and knitted. This was such a fun piece to create. It was inspired by the kelp gardens of New Zealand.
Underwater garden, 1.5m by 0.7m, available for purchase

Close up detail of starfish and kelp

Close up detail of jellyfish and fish

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