dutch subversive crochet

i just love the work of this dutch artist … it’s so nice to know there are more people who do subversive crochet + stitch

my parents were dutch so i feel a link to her and her work in more ways than one …

some pictures to tempt you –

here’s the link to her website – check out the gallery and other links, and don’t be put off by it being in dutch … the art speaks for itself –

http://www.feliekevanderleest.com/index.php

hooray!!!

my private portfolio artwork (see previous post) has been juried into the blarney books award … now to pack and post it … =D

over the top 4

this hat took me ages – the ‘flames’ along the side were very time-consuming

but i think it was worth it in the end … i called it firebird (which, incidentally, is also the name of a nest i posted last month)

here’s one side of the hat –

and here’s the other –

over the top 3

i finally finished this set early this month … i ran out of beads so it sat in my basket for a while

i’ve called it panorama, because the colours and textures remind me of the rural landscape here in northeast tasmania

here’s the hat –

here’s the scarf –

and here they are together –

over the top 2

in march i shared a post about an ‘over the top’ hat and collar set featuring hybperbolic crochet, which i called enigma

here’s another set i made about the same time … a hat and matching scarflette, titled equinnox (photos taken outside my gallery on a windy autumn day) –

here’s a closeup of the hat –

and the scarflette –

i had so much fun making this set … letting the ends hang out and adding beads, playing with hyperbolic crochet … and then i wore it, to a psychedelic party …