Painted Crochet (It’s Not What You May Think)By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 11 Comments
Oh my gosh! I just learned about a new type of crochet and I am dying to let you all know about it! It’s called “Painted Crochet” and it looks uniquely lovely. Although the finished pieces have the “look” of being painted with a brush, the effect is actually achieved by combining either three or four thin sewing threads in differing combinations. The subtle shifts in color come when those combinations are changed.
Is that not the coolest thing ever? I am really jazzed about this technique because it seems entirely original to me. I am not new to combining threads or yarns, but I’ve never seen this technique used on such a small scale, nor have I seen it done to such a dramatic effect.
I learned about this and other wonderful crochet techniques in the book Crochet Master Class by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. The book was published in 2010 and is definitely worthy of your holiday gift wish list!
I don’t know about you, but I can not wait to try this technique. Since you know I love quick projects, I am sure my finished products will be really tiny! I bet that would work well for some really special crocheted earrings, though!
Have you ever seen this technique before? How cool is this? What else besides doilies could you see this technique used for? Please leave your comments and thoughts below!