I'm excited to be participating in the 6th Annual Blog Week: We're writing about 6 topics provided for us; one for each day.
Trying to decide which yarn I would be if I were a yarn is proving to be difficult! I do love it all, but I love unusual materials the most! Randomly, I choose one, raffia, to get started here. Raffia is not all that unusual, but it does lend itself to sculptural effects as opposed to being used for a scarf or a garment. I enjoy crocheting unusual, artsy, sculptural items. "Flexible" and "sturdy": that's me!
This is a recently created covered rock which I believed actually required raffia. The friend I made it for is a gardener who collects rocks; and I wanted this gift to be able to weather the elements. Raffia fills the bill for being outside in the rain and sun.
|Rock covered in raffia|
|Experimenting: crocheting porcelain turned into a business card holder|
In my attempt to "cover my world in crochet," I often crochet over rocks that I have collected.
|1995: Heartrock Hotel: Award Winning Design|
|Sea Sculpture, Detail|
|Head Piece: silk & metallic threads covering a twig. Model: Bethany Leigh|