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Crochet as fine art

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In "The Fine Art of Crochet" see how artists express themselves using crochet as their medium. This is Gwen Blakely Kinsler's compilation of innovative works from 20 contemporary artists. Gwen is the founder of the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America).

Learn of the history from the earliest crochet beginnings through the revolution in the 1960s to today's "diverse styles, unusual shapes, and exquisite textures". Meet the artists, their work and descriptions of the pieces. See how each fiber artist approaches and expresses themselves through mixed media, site installations, sculptures... Various types of 'fiber' such as recycled paper and plastic, wire, garden hose, precious metal to yarns of cotton, hemp and linen are used. The results are from the serious to the humorous, from the practical to the absurd.

Use this book as your guide to see how others have explored, pushed the limits, innovated and created art using crochet.



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