photo of jo hamilton by jenny stapleton
scottish artist jo hamilton creates portraits using a traditional crochet technique.
‘in my work I use a traditional basic crochet technique taught to me at an early age by my gran.
I work one knot at a time, from the inside out, row by row. for example, in making the portraits
I always begin in the middle with the eyes and work out from there until the piece is completed.
I work directly from photographs, using no sketches, graphs or computer imaging. each piece
is instinctively composed, handmade, labour-intensive. nothing is planned ahead; I make it up
as I go along. I spend a lot of time simply looking, unraveling, and reworking until I get it right.’
bryan adams harford
via boing boing