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Covering My World In Crochet

Crochet is my life; crochet is my world. I want to see crochet everywhere, so I started covering thngs in crochet! Rocks are my current favorite to cover. Artists who use crochet as their medium are my passion and years and years ago, I was inspired by fiber artist, Claire Zeisler in a photo of her covered rocks in Fiberarts Magazine.

My latest creations are here at the top. To see my first covered rock, inspired by Claire Zeisler, see below. It is a little worse for the wear and probably 15 years old! To see other things I've covered as "yarn-bombing," go to the post: "Hooka, Please"



The Rocky Shores of Maine, Northern IL Chapter Challenge, "Summer", 2009



Rock for Alan, 2008
Hard As A Rock


Hard As A Rock for the Nipple Project, 2008


Rock Garden, front (R) and back (L),2008



Heartrock Hotel(2006): Northern IL Chapter Challenge, "Heart," 2008, 3rd place; 1st Place Art Category, CGOA, 2009





Rocky Trio, 2008








Mossy Zen Rock Garden in Kooky Crochet by Lark Books, 2007





Rock painted by Bethany in 2nd grade, 1988, and embellished with crochet in 2007


Rock for Nicole, 2007





Love Rocks, 2004



Covered rock paperweight, white thread; inspired by Claire Zeisler

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