I Love Crochet
I Love Photographing Things I Love
I Love Digital Artwork
Put these things all together and what do you get?
|Art made with crochet, photography and digital manipulation|
|Crochet swatches to measure tension|
I started off making some swatches to work out the gauge or tension of my work. If you crochet a square with 20 stitches and 10 rows, the finished size of this will depend on
- the thickness of your yarn
- the thickness of your crochet hook
- if you crochet loosely or tightly
- the weather - whether it is hot or cold
- the type of yarn you are using - whether it is smooth or textured
Mmm, I thought, I think I can do something with that.
|Crochet photograph used to digitally make a new work of art|
The program I use to do artwork with my photos is Picmonkey. There is a free version as well as a paid version. I used the free version. Here's the link http://www.picmonkey.com/
My image at the top of this post -'The Crochet Network' - is made with the photo above and digitally manipulated in Picmonkey.
Do you join your different skills together?
I'd love to see some photos of your work.
Here is a link to an article about crocheted beanies
and another about art and using it digitally.
Follow me on instagram for more crochet photos @tossyv