The world’s most famous crotchet artist, Olek, makes her debut in Hong Kong this month by creating a Christmas house with carpets, furniture and props all covered in crocheting at Elements Mall in Kowloon. Featuring more than 2,000 balls of yarn, it is a truly amazing display.
As Tirzah and I walked past the Christmas House, we admired the crocheted mannequins.
Imagine our surprise when the woolen props stood up and walked around!
Olek says, "I think crochet, the way I create it, is a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and its systems and psychology. The connections are stronger as one fabric as opposed to separate strands, but, if you cut one, the whole thing will fall apart. Relationships are complex and greatly vary situation to situation. They are developmental journeys of growth, and transformation. Time passes, great distances are surpassed and the fabric which individuals are composed of compiles and unravels simultaneously."
Lauren, I wish you could have seen Olek's work! Maybe it will inspire you...