Monday, April 11, 2016

Rainy Day Crochet

Colorful Crocheted Potholders

Saturday was the perfect rainy day in Los Angeles to crochet. I made two large and colorful potholders as gifts.
We are going to a family reunion this coming Saturday on my cousin's flower farm in Fallbrook, California. My cousin Stacy was a professor of anthropology at Chico State for years and has studied the customs and culture of the Huichol Indians of Mexico for decades. Her husband, Jim was Senior Biologist and Botanist at the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia for many years. Although we are bringing food to share for this event, I thought it would be nice to crochet a couple of potholders for Stacy and Jim. The yarn and bead paintings of Huichol design and color influenced my potholders! Here is an example of Huichol yarn and bead art:
Yarn Painting by Jose Benitez Sanchez in the Huichol Style

I look forward to seeing the flowers on their farm. This area of Fallbrook, in northern San Diego County, just east of Camp Pendelton, is known for agriculture and for it's little village, full of art galleries, shops and the Fallbrook School of Art. I do hope we have good weather next Saturday!
Front and Back of Stacy's Potholder
Front and Back of Jim's Potholder

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At 6:08 PM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Love these! What a super thoughtful gift, you nailed the color combos and patterns from the Huichol Art.

At 7:30 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks so much, Gale! It was fun crocheting this rather free-form project!


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