This freeform home decor vase/container object was made in January 2018 to commemorate the passing of a freeforming friend. Continue reading “Red Freeform Home Decor Vase”
When a person is said to be “bi-stitchual” in the fiber arts, it means they have the ability to create stitches in two crafts, e.g. knitting and crocheting. “Aratika is bistitchual, she can knit and crochet.”
The bag and the pencil case shown above are made in knitting and crochet stitches, and can therefore be called bi-stitchual items as well. Actually, the pencil case might perhaps be called tri-stitchual, because there is also some needle-weaving in that one…
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself”. Or rather, he said it in German of course: “In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister”.
And although I would hesitate to claim I became a ‘master’ of anything in making these colorful bi-stitchual freeform items, I learned a lot in the process of making them.
Three factors especially contributed to that. Continue reading “Colorful Bi-stitchual Freeform Bag and Pencil Case”
Some years ago I learned about a crochet technique called “intermeshing”.
The picture above shows the “Order to Chaos” scarf — or seen from the other angle — the “Chaos to Order” scarf. This scarf was made in the intermeshing technique and designed especially for my husband.
Basically intermeshing crochet is Continue reading ““Order to Chaos” Intermeshing Man Scarf”
And here’s the link to Aratika AA on Facebook