Video Watch: Jo Hamilton’s Animated Crochet Portraits

You may possibly bear in mind our well-liked post final year about the gorgeous crochet portraits of Jo Hamilton. Effectively the artist decided to document the procedure of creation through cease motion animation. Watch as an abstract tangle of yarn gets transformed into a portrait through the energy of 300 photographs and a lot of patience!

“This is a stop motion video I produced to document my process of crocheting 1 of my bigger than life portraits in yarn from begin to finish. In my work I use a conventional fundamental crochet method taught to me at an early age by my Gran. I operate one particular knot at a time, from the inside out, row by row. In creating the crochet portraits I usually start in the middle with the eyes and work out from there until the piece is completed. I operate directly from photographs, making use of no sketches, graphs or laptop or computer imaging. Every single piece is handmade, labor-intensive, instinctively composed. Nothing at all is planned ahead I make it up as I go along. I devote a lot of time merely hunting, unraveling, and reworking until I get it appropriate. To make this video I photographed the function right after each new yarn color or two was added, and edited the images into a sequence. This 30 second sequence consists of more than 300 images of the perform in progress. The portrait is of my dear friend Arthur Cheesman, who is sadly no longer with us.”

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