Whether you’ve recently started one of our accredited knitting or crochet courses or just a complete yarn addict, here is a fantastic list of inspiring crochet and knit artists that you simply HAVE to follow. We’ve put together an eclectic mix of artists featuring the good, the crazy and the innovative. Enjoy!
Indonesian artist Mulyana, is renown for his underwater world made entirely of his own knitted and crochet pieces. This magnificent, colourful and somewhat majestic underwater world reminds us of how beautiful the ocean is and how versatile kitting and crochet are.
2. Tuija Heikkinen
3. Emma Friedlander-Collins
4. Faith Humphrey Hill
Faith Humphrey Hill is a Chicago based artist and knitter who expertly combines the two disciplines to literally create knitted paintings. Initially she makes a sketch using digital photo editing software which she then turns into a knitting pattern. After completing the hand knitting she then makes a digital copy to create the final piece. The result is a textured, awe-inspiring final mesh of art meets craft excellence.
5. Jake Henzler
Jake Henzler, aka, Boy Knits World is an Australian born artist who only recently took up knitting. After living in Denmark for a year he was inspired to create a blanket based on the local architecture. His pattern for Copenhagen Building Blocks earned him the fame and recognition he deserves.
7. Heidi Yang
Heidi Wang is an incredible knitter driven by the desire to connect and empower her fellow knitters. She has a decent following on her Youtube channel, organises knitting meet ups, and runs a facebook Group called Knit Tightly, designed specifically for the knitting community to share their work. Her instagram account is full of her amazing knits which contain some impressive fair isle designs. Whilst she may not design her own patterns, she sure does a lot for the knitting community.
Follow her on Instagram for daily updates.
9. Kate Jenkins
Kate Jenkins brings us so much joy with her appetising crochet/knit creations. Her work is quite simply DELICIOUS and cleverly observational. The Welsh born textiles artist graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA Honours in Fashion & Textiles in 1995. Since then she has built a successful career as a knitwear designer.
If you’d like to share an artist with us then please feel free to leave a comment below. Next time we’ll be taking a look at embroidery artists that inspire us. So, stay tuned or subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.