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Crafty Bride Made Her Wedding Dress For $30 During Her Morning Commute

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Weddings

Wedding dresses cost a pretty penny -- unless you do what one bride did and make your own gown for less than the cost of a tank of gas. Redditor al...

Artist Channels Ancient Myths, Fairy Tales And Mundane Moments In Fantastical Crochet

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts

Crochet can be an odd thing. For some, it's associated with the mundane -- a grandmother crafting a blanket on a gloomy afternoon. Yet, in certain occ...

Announcing The Craftys -- Awards that Celebrate the Best in Craft

CraftFoxes | Posted 06.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

There are the Grammys for musicians and the Oscars for filmmakers. Now crafters will have The Craftys for crafters. The team at CraftFoxes has put t...

Spring Wrap Up

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

We were biking on a Denver trail and there it was, a tree wearing a colorful, crocheted trunk wrap. The dressing was something unexpected and exciting, and we pedaled on with a new energy. I didn't realize what we'd come upon is an artistic movement called yarn bombing.

Coal -- Not In Any Backyard

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Allen Schmertzler

Art about hard issues is easier to take if it doesn't hit you over the head. Sculptor Bonnie Meltzer wants people to stick around to look at her art...

Astoria Characters: The Yoga Singer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Brian was born to be a song and dance man, and he'll do whatever it takes to take the stage. But his very vocal chords and tapping toes are only the tips of his talent.

Street Art 'Invasion' of New York Cut Short

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An internationally known European street artist had a "residency" in NYC last month before being arrested on the street by police last week. Invade...

Resurrecting El Cid

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

People still ask me why I "cover" things in public with yarn magic. I, emulating the street-art legends before me, hope to do more than merely cover surfaces.

Write. Send. Read. Delete.

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

It has never been just a crocheted room. It is my comment on life, communication, modern relationships, private versus public. Everything that enters or leaves me will sooner or later become a crocheted work or inspire one.

The Train That Stands Still

Olek | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Olek

I tend to crochet a lot of things that move. It's true. I crochet bicycles, cars, strollers, sleds, pedicabs, people. I've always been in motion. My work must always be moving.

Yarn Artist Returns To Poland With Huge Technicolor Train

Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

The Polish-born artist and yarn master extraordinaire, Olek, has returned to her motherland for a pretty impressive technicolor public art project. Ov...

Listen to My Art Speak for Itself

Olek | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Olek

For me, life, crochet and art are inseparable. Anyone who enters my world will be sooner or later become transformed into my pieces. Lovers, friends, complete strangers. But then they undress, step inside my full body suits and wait to be stitched in.

These Crafts Look Good Enough To Eat

Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts

Few things warm our hearts like the beautiful sight of a Chow Mein takeout box. Yet Kate Jenkins' wool interpretation of the MSG-filled treat may be a...

Don't Call Her A 'Yarn-Bomber'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

For those who follow this sort of thing, street artist Olek has monopolized the category for pink and purple camouflage crochet sculpture on the stree...

PHOTOS: You've Never Seen Crochet Like This Before

David Stark | Posted 04.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
David Stark

Knitting's not just for grandmas.

Fiber Arts Shine As Public Art

Hilary Harkness | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Hilary Harkness

Making things out of yarn used to be the realm of grannies, but fiber arts have evolved in the past few decades into a cutting-edge discipline.

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Strikes A Pose For The Launch Of 108 Stitches

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

With Fashion's Night Out a little over 24 hours away, we've been busy finalizing our plan of attack. One of the top stops on our list is the launch of...

The Craziest Thing You'll See Today: Crocheted Alligator Playground Edition

Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

Polish-born, Brooklyn-based crochet master Olek is known for her delightful crocheted graffiti, brightening up New York's urban streets via crocheted ...

7 Crochet Bags That Aren't Just For Hipsters

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Crochet bags make me think of two things: hanging fruit and vegetables in my grandmother's kitchen, and sweaty hipsters at music festivals. The op...

Magical Crocheted Sea Jellies

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Few natural creatures have the ethereal grace of sea jellies, which float with weightless ease and an otherworldly glow. Those gelatinous bells that b...

Bizarre Crochet Portraits

Posted 06.01.2012 | Arts

Personally, we're impressed when people can crochet a scarf. So when we stumbled upon Jo Hamilton's detailed crochet portraits we immediately fell in ...

Street Art, Bomb Scares, and Times of Anxiety

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Last Friday morning all was going normally on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn as the cool, crisp breeze of a sunny May day made New York as it ...

'Cuddle On The Tightrope'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.16.2012 | Arts

Crocheting provides pleasure and distraction to many who wish to pass the time, yet being a pastime means far more than being just a diversion. Brazil...

Reweaving the World as I See it

Tracey Harnish | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

2012-04-25-pullquote.jpgOlek takes common objects and transforms them with a covering of crocheted yarn. Below Olek answers some questions about the meaning of her work.

Astoria Characters: The Woman With 101 Candles on Her Cake

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Pull open the drapes! Betty Gelb wants to see the sunshine. She's as excited as a kid going to the circus because she's opened her eyes to another day. She's pushing 102, and, hey, you never know.