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all material
© linda scharf

linda at
crochetlab dot com

june 1, 2005
welcome to the second issue of crochetlab report! i've gathered some info that i was interested in finding more about over the past few months. write (linda at crochetlab dotcom) if you have thoughts, comments. for info that wasn't available by the time i decided to go live, see current research (that accompanied issue 2). peace! linda


*next report (#3) due around august 8.

table of contents:

x interview with artist ana voog
x wool fairs and fests
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ashetu: crocheted hats from cameroon
x uncinetto: crochet from italy
x australian locker hooking
x competitions you might want to enter
x tracy krumm teaching at haystack (maine) and penland
x tactille, new "magazine" that will include
  crochet stuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


wool fairs and fests

some new england fairs:
maine fiber frolic: june 11 and 12
common ground country fair, sponsored by the maine organic gardeners and farmers assn. sept. 23-25
vermont sheep and wool: oct. 1 and 2

  • resources to find more fairs around the world:

    a list of nationwide wool festivals and fairs
    from spinning fiber community at livejournal

    a fiber arts calendar (includes wool fests, classes): fiberocity




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ashetu: crocheted hats from cameroon

men from the bamileke tribe in cameroon crochet and wear ashetu, prestige hats. the hats are made from cotton, and some include pieces of wood, around which they crochet. these are some of the most beautiful hats, art, artifacts, whatever you want to call them, that i've ever seen!

examples are displayed (in photo, below) at hurst gallery, in cambridge, ma, usa, where they can be seen thru the end of july '05 if you're in the area, or travelling. many thanks to shana dumont, gallery manager, for allowing me to take pictures and for suggesting a few books for more research.

thanks also to my friend, artist kathleen volp, for a conversation about the hats!

photo of hats at hurst gallery by l schraf

  • more info online:

    spectacular images from ethnix gallery, nyc::
    this is a must see!!

    continues for four pages on the site

    hurst gallery, cambridge, ma

    past exhibit at skidmore university

    accompanying essay (skidmore show)
    by hannah liverant
    essay, continued::scroll down on their page to see text;it starts low on the page for some reason

    hat horizons::includes some ashetu hats
    and others from many cultures
    hat horizons has info about a touring show,
    schedule below
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Hats and Headdresses: Adornment of the Head
From Around the World

October 23 - December 18, 2005
THE HAGGIN MUSEUM
Stockton, California

August 7 - October 2, 2005
MESA SOUTHWEST MUSEUM
Mesa, Arizona

October 23 - December 18, 2005
(Open date)

January 8 - March 5, 2006
(Open date)


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uncinetto: crochet from italy

pretty earring examples here and here
(crochet around wire)

thanks to shannon at five gallon bucket,
a neat little boutique, for drawing my attention to uncinetto.

also, related in my mind, these gloves from powder room

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australian locker hooking

i had never heard of locker hooking before i ran into betty stover at nh sheep & wool fest. she had examples of items that looked like hooked rugs, which i like, so i stopped to talk to her. a tool similar to a crochet hook is used to pull wool thru a rug canvas. examples by betty


she raises sheep, goats & rabbits and also sells locker hooking kits. they might not be pictured yet on her site, but ask her!

elizabeth stover will teach a locker hooking workshop
sunday, june 12 at fiber frolics (maine)

betty stover of spinnakees' farm, photo by l scharf
        betty stover from augusta, maine, usa above

 

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competitions
you might want to enter
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raphael prize for works in found materials
society for contemporary craft/pittsburgh

$5000 prize, catalog, show
deadline: june 10, 2005
entry form scroll down for transformation 5

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tactille
info on their competition deadline: june 15, 05


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american bamboo society

arts & crafts award of $1000 for
creative uses of bamboo
deadline: july 1, 2005
entry form

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enigma gallery "pushing buttons"competition

from their site:
“Enigma invites artists to interpret the exhibition’s title using a minimum of one (common) sewing button or images of buttons in the completed entry.”

postmark deadline August 15, 2005

prospectus


$25 (us)entry fee, nonrefundable
juror's prize: $500 + solo show in '06
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“wearable expressions” from palos verdes art center

deadline: slide or digital entries due aug. 27 2005
$25 entry fee, $35 up to 3
cash awards from $100-1000

prospectus here


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tracy krumm teaching mixed media at haystack

july 31-aug 19 (3 weeks!)
in deer isle, maine usa
there was one opening available as of 5/23/05

she is also teaching at penland
, and there were openings as of 5/23:
“big fiber” june 12-24

 

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tactille, new "magazine" plans to include crochet related stuff among other things due nov 05
info on their competition deadline: june 15, 05

 

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