August 23, 2007

Sticka & Virka


I have recently been obsessing over a book called Knitprovisation by Cilla Ramnek. Originally published in Sweden as "Sticka & Virka" (which according to a Swedish to English translation site I found, means "Stick & Lumber", which I'm not sure is completely right...), it's a knitting book with projects that use recycled clothing, yarn scraps and found objects. The photos and projects are strange and amazing- it almost more looks like a catalog that would accompany a museum art show than a craft book. And the models are awesome! Check out two of my favorites below:



A quick perusal of Ms. Ramnek's blog shows a few posts and photos from February of last year, including this amazing mosaic floor she designed for a cafe in Stockholm. I love how her style translates so well from knitted pieces to interiors. She's someone whose work I definitely want to keep an eye out for in the future.

4 comments:

Mercedee said...

what beautiful pictures! i checked out where a person could find this book online--purlsoho and their loverly website--and the cheat/p, amazon. i love how the reviewers on the latter are a total mix divided between love and hate for the artist's book. half say something like fugly and ghastly and "if i could put down no stars, i would". the others say cool and inpirational and "the other reviewers are missing the point". an example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder.

Anonymous said...

The translation is "Stitch and Crochet".

Lauren said...

Thank you! I was hoping someone would know the correct translation.

Inspirational Sayings said...

very nice crochet work.