Many of us have heard that tale of going through the woods and up trails to grandmother’s house, especially for Thanksgiving. Well, here’s a crochet tale of being inspired by a friend during a phone chat to create art reflecting that old tale of riding to grandma’s house.
I had not chatted with my friend Bette for years after she left New York. She’s now in the Bay area of San Francisco. So when we chance an online connect, I eagerly grabbed my phone to dial her number. Good memories flooded my whole being as I dialed. Yes!, catch-up time.
While we did a couple of hours catching up via phone, I secretly challenged myself to start a piece of artwork from scratch and conclude it when we finished our chat. The results: “Ms. Bette Takes a Ride” as we literally all course our way into Thanksgiving and into the December holiday season.
My work is based solely on one single strand of yarn, crocheted in twists and turns without any set intention. That is, I haven’t a clue what the end results will be.
Next…several hours or a month or two worth of stitches, I’ll get something that looks twisted like this:
Then I slowly and deligently “sculpt” my yarn in position…actually it is then that I truly “let the yarn speak” to shape an image which may be abstract or an actual form. Inspired by my chat with Bette, who has a head full of natural locks, I created this delightfully playful piece.
All of the above is from one continuous piece of yarn.
Ahh, I love fiber art. I luv Ms. Bette. I’m feelin’ this one may remain in my private collection.
What do you think?
~ Alicia ~