Group Crochet

Today I joined with a group at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in a crocheted sculpture project. The leader of the project, Bonnie Meltzer, makes her own sculptures of wire; however, because of weight considerations, this one was made of yarn.  Here is a Facebook post showing photos of the group around the table. (I used to be able to drag photos off of FB and use them; doesn’t seem to work now so hope the link works.)

And just to prove I was there.

Claire and Bonnie at work

Claire and Bonnie combining two rounds

This was improv beyond not preplanning a design.  The core was wound around approximately, and sometimes it was loose and sometimes tight.  No problem, just created texture variations.

A little more work needs to be done: finishing the attaching and hiding ends.

Participants covered a wide range of age and ability. The young ones did quite well–they are learning crochet and knitting in school. Some of the adults were just learning while others were quite accomplished. More texture variation.




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9 responses to “Group Crochet

  1. Lovely way to spend the day!

  2. That looks like a load of fun, and way beyond granny squares and afghans! I love the textures I’m seeing there. Artwork creation as a social activity, I love it!

  3. What an interesting experience! I hope there will be posts of the finished project later.

  4. That looks like an interesting project to participate in. And really cool that you can now say that you were one of the creators of a piece of artwork!

  5. That looks so fun! Are they going to post photos of the finished project? Was there a finished project?

  6. dezertsuz

    Well, that’s something different! The FB link did work, even for me, not on FB. It looks like fun, but I’d love to see the completed thing you all made.

    • I’m glad to have it confirmed that the ink worked for non FB users. (It was labeled “public” so I had high hopes.) Bonnie and a friend will finish up the piece–closing holes we didn’t have time to, hiding threads, and making it a little more 3D than we had time to.

      I think I understood that the finished product will be exhibited at the museum soon. I’ll keep watching and post when/if I see it.

      On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 5:54 PM, knitNkwilt wrote:


  7. That looks like wild fun! Glad you got to play!

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