In Wednesday’s free Stylist magazine, which I always take to read on the train home, there was an article called “A hug in a bottle” with knitted sculptures by Kate Talbot.
Knitted. Do you think these are knitted? I think it’s crochet.
I visited Kate Talbot’s website (hungdrawnquoted.co.uk), but there is nothing knitted or crocheted on her site so I’m not sure whether these beautiful works of art have been incorrectly described as knitting by Stylist, or whether it really is knitting. (I may be a bit overly sensitive, but I hate it when crochet is called knitting!)
Fact remains, whether it’s knitted or crocheted, these perfume bottles are amazing accomplishments.
As I’ve said before, I really take my beanie off to people who can look at a shape and recreate it with yarn and a crochet hook. I think everyone has the ability to crochet, but not everyone (including me) can create three-dimensional shapes in crochet.
Be it knitted or crocheted, these wooly perfume bottles are splendiferous. Wool has definitely never smelled this good.
Sue H said:
I agree, definitely looks like crochet to me too. Very creative.
I have to correct people when they call crochet knitting too. It usually means they know nothing about either but because there is yarn and a “needle” it must be knitting!! But it’s a pet hate of mine.
Looks like crochet to me…
Cool! looks like crochet to me too.
I think it is crochet. Looks great!
Kate Talbot said:
Hi, I’m Kate and I made those perfume bottles. Yes, they are of course crochet, I cannot knit to save my life. That said I can’t really say I’m very good at crochet as I only know the basics and patterns totally confuse me. I was taught by an alcoholic neighbour when I was about six, poor woman had the shakes so I didn’t push it! I use free form crochet to make the soft sculptures. I did tell Stylist magazine that the works were a mixture of crochet and embroidery but they never listen. Anyway I appreciate the nice comments. Cheers!
Great to hear from you Kate! Alcoholic or not, that neighbour did something right, as your work is amazing!