Experimental Freeform Crochet

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I’ve been inspire by the hats made by Heather Lightbody, otherwise referred to as Girl with a Hook. She is a spinner and art yarn creator who makes these crazy hats using free-form crochet.

I’ve been knitting a few years, but crocheting is still pretty new to me and I continue to have to look up terms beyond a double crochet and be cautious to watch out for the differences in US vs. British terms. But I find her hats so fascinating…art and craft mixed with sculptural qualities and unusual!  She’s teaching a class a Madison Wool in CT in March which I’m still thinking about going to. I think it would be fun! Part spinning and part free form crochet. I don’t always have time to do things I love and it’s nice to be able to try and get away for something fun especially when you can give your full attention to it! I went to the Pluckyfluff class last year for my birthday, which was great. I had wanted to take a class from her since I started spinning. My big plan, as I turn the big 4-0 this year is to maybe taking a weaving class in VT…so that would kind of eliminate the other 2 workshops from my fiber diet….it all comes down to school, work, schedules etc…to be continued!

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One thought on “Experimental Freeform Crochet

  1. Hi Jessica,
    You are my swap partner for Amanda’s craft exchange. I mailed your package 2 weeks ago and I just want to double check that you received it. Please let me know. Thanks! -Kelly

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