I love the randomness of the Internet and how unexpectedly I come across gems and the work of Bette Levy is just one such treasure. She has used old agricultural tool parts and integrated beautiful crochet patterns into and onto them. It’s such a wonderful marriage of the male and female. In my work I’ve not yet acknowledged the men in my family and, as one branch were blacksmiths, this would be an inspirational idea to take into my own practice. I don’t know how to crochet so will set myself the challenge to learn after my degree show.
Here’s a review of her exhibition at the Carnegie Centre written by Mary Margaret Sparks.
This piece is entitled Spring Doiley and consists of a truck spring, crocheted nylon cord and Paverpol. Photography by Geoffrey Carr.
Such a miserable day weather wise I thought I’d cheer myself up a bit with the thought of wild meadow flowers – here is harebell stitch.