Needle arts have always been a major part of my art life. I learned to crochet when I was 7 and made a ripple afghan that was anything but exact in the ripple department. It was pretty pitiful, but it was so much fun I didn’t worry if the ripples were a mess. Much later in the 70’s crochet was popular so there were always plenty of patterns around for me to make endless pieces in crochet. Now I tend to leave patterns behind and just figure it out and crochet when the inspiration hits.
Today I still always have a crochet project going and when it comes to assembling my beverage can digital prints, I crochet pieces together. Yesterday Kathryn who blogs (on her website) Crochet Concupiscence sent me an email to tell my a piece of my crochet work was highlighted on her blog “20 Creative Things a Crocheter Can Do With Paper” You can see my piece and others in her post.
This got me to thinking how much crochet I have been doing in the last couple of weeks with my beverage cans so I thought I would share a bunch of pieces front and back and then show you how I start these pieces. They are labor intensive and a bit wearing on your hands, but rewarding. These pieces are small, nothing larger then 12″ x 12″.