nicole gastonguay crochet works

posted by the scholar on January 29th, 2008
filed under: art, for kids, humor, textiles

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this is going around the intertube but i don’t care, i must write about it. i love this awesome crochet work from new york graphic designer and crafter extraordinaire nicole gastonguay. this is yarn freestyling at its best people – nicole doesn’t use patterns for her creations!

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nicole_gastonguay_crochet_sardines

i love the cannoli and the shape of the mashed potatoes.

see her flickr stream for more neatly finished hilarity.

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16 Responses to “nicole gastonguay crochet works”

  1. sosser Says:

    that’s amazingly good! i love it 🙂

  2. the scholar Says:

    sosser, don’t you love that tv dinner?!

    always glad 2 c u!

  3. Pav Says:

    I love that I stumbled onto your site. I think I feel an addiction coming. It’s a pleasure to find others who do what I do. Kudos!

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi pav,

    wow that is very flattering – and may i say that your blog is very cool!

    thanks for stopping by!

  5. Carson Says:

    Is that a wee Amigurumi-style monkey?
    oh, and in answer to your query: no, my chinese zodiac is snake,… so watch out!
    (just kidding)

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi carson,

    nope – she did not use a pattern for any of these beauties! isn’t that crazy?

    uh oh, snake! 🙂

    xo

  7. technabob Says:

    As they say in the movies… peas and carrots, peas and carrots, peas and carrots…

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    you are amusing. and thanks for this tip! xo

  9. Electro^Plankton Says:

    The monkey is just too cute. I’m feeling bananas.

  10. the scholar Says:

    hi electro plankton,

    that monkey is a riot. i love his mouth.

    dang, now i think i need to buy one of these…

    nice 2 c u!

  11. Bri Says:

    These are really fun. It’s amazing what people are coming up with these days. I think amigurumi is my favorite crochet expression. Hmmm…literally and figuratively. 😉

  12. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    amigurumi is fun isn’t it? but i thought you needed a pattern to follow it, and nicole doesn’t use them. hmmm, maybe i am wrong about that?

    regardless, the cuteness abounds! and watch out for what may fly off my fingertips later in the year (hee)!

    thanks for the visit!

  13. Bri Says:

    Hi Gigi, Amigurumi just means knitted or crocheted “doll”. So, like hats or sweaters, you could use a pattern, or just make stuff up. The patterns are really quite a bit like recipes in cooking. You can follow it to the letter, make changes along the way, or throw it out altogether and let your own creative genius flow.

    Okay, I’m watchin’ for what may fly off your fingertips. It’s such a blast. Following patterns (since I haven’t been crocheting long, I’ve made octopi, turtles, owls, a mouse, a Totoro and a dolphin. You could totally do it. 🙂

  14. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    this info is good to know and thanks for the encouragement. i have some ideas in my mind for crochet that probably do not have patterns. we will see how it goes… i really want to work with my hands this year, so i will keep you posted.

    you should take a photo of all those animals – what fun!

  15. Jackal Says:

    These are so cool.

  16. the scholar Says:

    hi jackal,

    aren’t the sardines fun? nicole has some serious skills.

    thanks for the visit – and please keep going with your photography – i am not the only one who recognizes your talents! xo

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