Sunday, June 28, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Escaped from the family for a fleeting visit to Pop Shop Houston at Silver Street Studios on June 13th. Obviously I was scoping out crochet for sale!
Mostly excited about meeting Jess aka @cultgrrrl http://www.cultgrrrl.com She designs amazingly edgy pieces and I couldn't resist this day of the dead skull. She told me her grandmother taught her to crochet and complained that her tension was too tight but then Jess found her calling with amigurumi - fantastic!
Another exhibitor http://www.shopwithasha.com had cute crochet key chain characters and this awesome change purse. Of course he will hold my stitch markers! Mia told me she made the easier creations and her friend the more tricky ones (my purse is one of those!)
I also spotted a huge display of crochet mounted taxidermy critters by http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com but the stand was unmanned so walked on by....next time! There is another Pop Shop scheduled for November.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Betsy Greer defines craftivism as “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper & your quest for justice more infinite.”
Here's a review of the book from the very marvelous blogger Kathryn Vercillo: http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2014/06/important-craft-book-craftivism-by-betsy-greer/
I do recommend reading it!
Anyway I have been spreading the word of craftivism ever since and here is an example I found just this week on my daily amble around the neighborhood with the dog and kids. Other dog walkers told us a group of teenagers had assembled it.