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crochet pinning : monochrome

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Hello my blog buddies and happy, happy Friday! Today I'm going monochrome with lots of black, white and neutral crochet inspiration picks. It's not a common theme in my crochet or even around this blog as you know, but it is something I've been thinking about a lot lately and something I'm finding inspiring for a couple of reasons...

crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb

The black and white 'Scandi' theme is huge right now and has been for a while and I am sure it will be for a long, long time to come too since it is such a modern classic. And while I would love to live with but just can't because it is a little too austere for my more Scandi Boho / bit-of-a-hoarder style it does have some interesting lessons to teach and ideas to inspire us...

Obviously the main one is the use of 'white space' which we all know about and which I love because it is such a good way to make the most of pops of beautiful colour. Another idea, and the one I am really interested in at the moment, is how stripping out the colour can make you approach things a little differently and maybe force you to think more in depth about the project in hand. Whether your thinking about how to decorate a room or an art project, planning a quilt layout or considering ideas for new crochet designs it makes you think a little more in depth about pattern, contrast, shape, form and texture. When colour isn't in play (only tonal and monochromatic variations of black and white) how do you create visual and sensory interest? I know these concepts aren't new (so far from it in fact!) but as someone who thinks in colour (a lot!) it feels really refreshing and inspiring, almost liberating!

These are just a few of the crochet finds that have caught my eye lately for these very reasons. I've already added Daina Taimina's book 'Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes' to my wish list, the book that inspired Gabriele Meyer's amazing collection of crochet sculptures 'hyperbolic surfaces' and I'm feeling so inspired by bobbly popcorn stitches today!

crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb
crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb
crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb
crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb
crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb
crochet pinning : monochrome | Emma Lamb

11. {PIN} Falabella Large crocheted shoulder bag | Stella McCartney
12. {PIN} Whit's Knits: Crocheted Set-of-Three Pot Holders | The Purl Bee

Remember you can follow my crochet pins on the Makers on Pinterest Crochet board and all my other, generally more colourful pins here too :)

Emma

 

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colour & crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene

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colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb

It's been a wee while since I've featured any of Sophie Digard's stunning crochet around here, but right now I am crushing hard on the spring summer collection over at Lili en Nene. Every scarf and necklace is just as astonishingly pretty as you would expect and her use of earthy pastels is always a joy, but when you get up closer and really examine the colour details there are a few gorgeous surprises...

Sophie Digard's trademark style is to use multiple strands of delicate yarn, linen in this case, to blend subtle tweedy pastel tones, always with that earthy feel as though they were inspired by natural landscapes. This collection makes me think of summer seascapes with hints of fruity sorbet and ice cream tones. I really enjoy getting in closer to pick out the individual colours, it's the palettes there that can be really surprising. Either unexpected colours such as the yellow and aqua in the floral scarf or an entirely new palette that you just didn't expect such as in the delicate lace scarf above. From a distance the colours blend into a dominating grey but get in a little closer and there are hints of mint, peach, sea foam green, brick red, plum and the palest of pinks. Isn't it gorgeous!?

colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb
colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb

This last necklace (below) is one of my absolute favourites from Sophie Digard. The summery candy colours are just perfect and the crochet & velvet combo looks so tactile and beautiful and delicate and pretty! Total colour & crochet crush going on here! What I love most about it is that when you're not wearing it's loveliness it would make the cutest little garland stung up on the wall. Jewellery this pretty must not be hidden away in your wardrobe, that would be criminal!

colour crochet crush overload : Sophie Digard at Lili et Nene | Emma Lamb

All images are linked to their page at Lili en Nene, click through for full details about each one. Colour palettes made by me.

Emma

 

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