Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Andalucian Seaweed, Shingle & Scumbles

Next week, I am fortunate enough to have booked a place on a workshop with Prudence Mapstone. If you're not familiar with her work, Prudence is a textile artist from Australia and her crochet is inspirational. I particuarly love the colours she uses and how she translates her work into wearable artforms. Her work does much to break the boundaries of what many consider as "traditional" crochet and launches this textile medium into the world of art - I'm looking forward to meeting her in person, as well as showing her some WIP and coming away with some new techniques, ideas and scumbles. I have also been inspired by how she has used her crochet in natural landscapes ..


...so inspired by this beach find.....




I decided to try and translate this into a crocheted scumble using hyperbolic and freeform techniques , bullions and conventional trebles, half trebles and double crochet...


then off to the beach to blur the boundaries of the seashore and crochet.


The result......
Seaweed, Shingle & Scumbles