We came across this South African artist’s work last week and think this installation work of his is just beautiful.
The work is called ‘The Rainbow Room’ and is a marriage of yarn bombing and installation art. We love the amazing contrast between the white objects and the brightly coloured yarn (17 km of it!).
Pierre knitted covers for over 150 rugby balls in the colours of the gay pride flag as his works is a playful but critical look at Afrikaner masculinity and homosexuality. Visi magazine published an interesting interview with him for those of you who would like to read more.
Every time I see a Sophie Digard crochet item it takes my breath away. This French designer creates very labour intensive crochet items that are made in Madagascar. Her exquisite small motifs are repeated in a sophisticated colour palette using linens, wool and other natural fibres. She produces mainly scarves but also handbags and smaller items like necklaces. The items she makes will be beautiful and coveted in a hundred years still and that is why she is this week’s inspiration!
Clematis is inspired by the flower and fine linen is used:
I have a secret love affair with velvet and this scarf uses both velvet and merino wool! Pretty much the perfect combination of fibres for me!
This could be the inspiration for a personal necklace project:
Lovely fine repetition on this handbag (and we all know how many loose ends there will be with so many colour changes!):
Also see our Sophie Digard Pinterest board.
We are enormously inspired by the Japanese craft culture. The quality of the yarns, the stylish patterns and the beautifully published craft books that we pore over even though we cannot understand a word of it. There is an attention to detail that can only come from spending time on really mastering your craft. We are also big fans of Itoamika Jungjung for her beautifully crocheted art pieces of plants, flowers and vegetables. It is super fine work using hand dyed yarns to get the colours just right.
All images from jungjung.jp - also see our jungjung pinterest board.