This post is full of photos of the amazing crochet and knitting work that makes "Flower Power" so awesome. Greetings and thanks go out to Prudence, Stephen and Cat who kindly gave me permission to take as many photos as I like and to share them here. Enjoy!
|Visitors can sign the guest book.|
I was so busy looking at the work that I forgot to sign the book.
Let's take a closer look …
|It truly is a work of mixed media.|
|I adore the bright colours and textures of the three-dimensional work. Notice the bullions, beads and curlicues. The multicoloured mandala looks so happy to me.|
|I love how this face is created by blending crocheted appliques and satin stitch embroidery.|
|The three-dimensional heart-shaped cushion was made to support and raise awareness of organ donation.|
… and closer still …
|Look closely and you will see that even the curlicues and bullion stitches have been embellished with beading.|
"Flower Power" is a collaborative project made of freeform crochet pieces kindly made and donated by crafters from all over the world (over 200 contributors from more than 20 countries). It was designed for the 2015 Sydney Fibrefest in conjunction with the 'Craft & Quilt Fair'.
The finished dimensions are 10 metres x 1.5 metres
(approximately 33 feet x 5 feet) with a weight of 17 kilograms (over 37 pounds)!
Prudence Mapstone blogged the creative process during the project. She shared each contribution as it arrived including information about where it came from, who made it and, where possible, the inspiration behind the work. If you want more detail about this amazing artwork, do visit the blog, 50 Years of Flower Power.
"Flower Power" continues to tour around Australia in 2016. Prudence has a calendar on her Knot Just Knitting web site outlining forthcoming exhibitions and workshops.
Maybe this will inspire you to experiment with freeform crochet or 'scrumbling'.
Have fun with your fibre!
References & Links
Craft Events: http://craftevents.com.au/
This is the home page for the Craft & Quilt Fairs and the Stitches & Craft Shows.
- Updated web site, Knot Just Knitting: http://www.knotjustknitting.com/
Check the calendar to find out where to see the "Flower Power" exhibition.
- 50 Years of Flower Power, blog: http://50yearsofflowerpower.blogspot.com.au/
This blog follows the making of the piece. As 'scrumbles' arrived from around the world, Prudence shares information about them and the contributors. It culminates in photos of the finished piece on display. Some individual posts of interest: