Freeform Crochet ChallengeBy Veronica Smith – 16 Comments
The book I, and many others have been waiting for has been published! Several months have passed since 48 people, including myself, participated in the annual “Freeform Challenge”. The results are published in the book “Insipired! Music and Art in Fiber”.
I belong to a group of people who do various Freeform works of art, wall hangings, clothing, home décor or anything else you can think of. The group I am with is for discussions on crochet related Freeform only, however many practice other mediums as well.
For the last several years, the group has issued an annual Challenge. A theme is voted on and all are encouraged to participate – veteran or a newbie. There are contributions from all over the world. No language or skill barriers. The given theme is then interpreted as the persons feels inspired to do. Photos of their work are exhibited in an online gallery and published in book form.
The 2012 Challenge theme is to “Interpret a work of art or piece of music. Any media may be used but the piece must contain some knit or crochet”.
Every year the profits are donated. 100% of the profits from this book (2012) is being donated evenly between Doctors Without Borders and Souls of Somanya.
Freeform is fun, expressive and an excellent way to use up your tiny bits of yarn and luscious balls that are in the cupboard with no real purpose waiting to be born into something wonderful. Mixtures of yarn, mediums, textures and stitches are used. Like working with a MAGIC BALL there are no rules. In fact many people use MAGIC BALLS when they start out.
No Patterns, lots of freedom. Freeform is definitely not for everybody. In fact I would assume it is a limited audience – most don’t thrive on perceived chaos. I do.
If you are interested than the 2012 exhibition the book version can be found HERE and an on-line version can be found HERE. All exhibits are listed alphabetically by first name, so as usual I am second last…
In case your curious, the “model” in the picture is my youngest that just turned 15. As you can tell, she really didn’t want to be photographed.
Also see the Freeform post “Freeform Crochet Interview with Renate Kirkpatrick” by Linda Cee.