i am an artist living near boston, ma, usa, and among my interests is how crochet and related arts are used in an experimental and provocative way. i create hats and spin yarn, which you can see here:
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Two projects which aim to get people talking + thinking: The Red Sweater Project, started by Nina Rosenberg, is an art installation inspired by American soldiers lost in the Iraq war, whose purpose is to "spread public awareness, encourage thought, and inspire discussions about war and current events without promoting a specific view." It'll be included in "Yarns of Rebellion, Women Needling History", a show at City College of San Francisco, second floor atrium of the Rosenberg Library, up thru May 18, 2007.
Stitch for Senate has already gotten a fair amount of publicity, here and elsewhere, and is looking for knit hobbyists to make a helmet liner for their state senator. Their aim is similar: To start a dialogue between both sides of the Iraq war debate. This project was initiated by Catherine Mazza, founder of microRevolt.
Rachael Matthews, one of the organizers of Cast Off and author of Knitorama (remember the knitted hand grenades?), has a new crochet book: Hookorama! Projects include fantastic burlesque costumes to wear at the circus, easy to make essential accessories for the modern home, a crocheted cover for your bicycle seat and more.