Hello, lovely readers! It's Friday once again and I'm so excited to show you this week's Remix Friday project. This remix was made by Akua Lezli Hope, a respected crochet designer and accomplished artist. Wait, you may say, I thought this was Remix Friday not Friday Focus! We're learning about a designer? Yes! Indeed. This remix is super special. Akua has crocheted a captivating object that was remixed from pieces of her own patterns. She incorporated aspects of nine different designs to make one awesome pillow. Cool, right?! It's got such magnificent texture. Check it out.
a creator who uses mainly fiber and words with a deep affection for
glass, fire, and metal. I’m an award winning poet, a crochet designer, a
handpapermaker, and the founder of a new paratransit nonprofit. When I
was able bodied I also created kilncast, sandcast and flameworked
glassworks. I just fell in love with straw and stick weaving and today
my first peg loom arrived...
The Original Pattern
Lezli Paisley, Cat Spiral, Pretty Picot Paisley, Frost Flower, Swirling Square Motif, SunRays Shrug and more by Akua Lezli Hope
Every year Ravelry has a party for National Crochet Month and a
group forms that sponsors a freeform crochet along where daily there is a
new stitch or technique to try. This year I committed to finishing and
making something for my home. Most of what I make is for others and my
environment should share in the love. Why was my lovely yellow leather
couch so bare? Well, no longer.
the patterned motifs are total improvisation as well as an echoing
effect that I call encasing, inspired by Ukrainian designer Lena Green.
The motif is filled in and surrounded, making it easier to connect to
other components and motifs. I like the echo encasing where the shape of
the motif is replicated through ridged echoes.
Crochet is... creates profound joy
So sunny, so awesome! What a statement piece. Ready to learn more about Akua? Visit her on her blog, Etsy, and her website.