Today I am looking at the unbelievable crocheted and knitted glass by UK, craft designer, Catherine Carr.
I just read an article yesterday about how fiber arts have enjoyed a revival over the past 5 years. Catherine Carr has combined the delicate work of crochet and knit and figured out how to use glass instead of yarn or thread. The results are simply beautiful!
Catherine Carr Crochets & Knits with Glass. Each piece has been individually knitted or crocheted by hand. They are then heated and manipulated through several firings at a very high temperature, eventually emerging as a formed glass vessel. Because of this hand crafted process, all the pieces are original and individual with no two being exactly the same.
By applying these traditional skills to an innovative process of recycled glass products she produces beautiful and delicate lace structures in which each individual stitch can be seen and where the openwork design casts striking dappled shadows.
Inspired by the role of women in textiles, especially her Grandmother who taught her these fading skills and bequeathed her the patterns used, she hopes to celebrate the history, memories and skills of women workers in the textile mills of northern England.