Monday, January 28, 2008

CRAFT TORONTO PICS: heart2 by shannon.gerard

shannon gerard's crocheted ticker
heart2, originally uploaded by shannon.gerard.
I've been hard at work making these little crocheted hearts for the City of Craft Valentine's Trunk Sale!

It's hard not to go overboard on Valentine's stuff in the craft world. And while I certainly respect some people's rejection of the holiday and its inherent frills, Shannon Gerard's pattern-making abilities (of possibly, freewheeling sense of sculpture) are undeniably grand.

For those keeping track, Valentine's Day marks my (Becky Johnson) 30th birthday this year. So I am a bit of a connoisseur of Valentine's-themed gifts (or a snob fueled by the birthday baggage of being a tomboy who annually had to smile for doughy teddy bears with hearts sewn to their hands). I also overdosed on cinnamon hearts at a young age. This little coronary creation of Shannon's sums up my general preferences for Valentine giving - a gift that suggests the grotesque while still honouring the fluffiness of the holiday and its symbols of love.

From the Craft Toronto photo pool on Flickr. You can join, too!


Blogger toronto craft alert said...

well that's just amazing, shannon.

6:34 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

neat! i was making and selling anatomical knit hearts brooches 2 years ago called "grow your own organ" kits. :)
nice to see these made up in sparkly yarn

10:29 a.m.  
Blogger susanroweharrison said...

this is so neat shannon! was looking at an old issue of CRAFT and saw a piece on the Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art that may be interesting to both of is online at

10:48 a.m.  
Blogger sweetie pie press said...

in that direction, the work of laura splan.

like this.

and this.

12:06 a.m.  
Blogger susanroweharrison said...

those are amazing...the knitted tubes make me a bit queasy though!

3:09 p.m.  

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