Friday, August 6, 2010

Crochet Sculpture


When I saw these crocheted bowls on www.rem-nants.blogspot.com, from Jamie (a mixed media artist) in Montana, I wanted to show you right away. These bowls are so delicate, especially lit from behind like this.
I suspect they are doileys soaked in starch and dried over a bowl of the desired shape. Like crocheted Christmas tree ornaments.
Jamie tells the history of doileys on her blog. She has great photos of Montana on her blog too.

4 comments:

Anya said...

My grandmother used to make things like that back in the 60s. She used sugar for the stiffening agent -- I even remember sneaking a lick or two... I'm amazed that she never had issues with any little crawling things...At least not that I remember.

Nancy-Jane said...

Gorgeous!

Jamie said...

How nice of you to post about my little lace bowls. What a nice surprise! They are so fun and easy to make. I have enjoyed visiting your blog as well! Thanks! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

kimbuktu said...

Lovely