Friday, May 9, 2008

Meet the extraordinary Jenny Love

Jenny, an avid Tapestry Crocheter for many, many years, whilst raising 5 or 6 children on her own! is an amazingly bright cheerful soul, whose laugh can be heard whenever she is around.

I first met Jen nearly 30 years ago, when her family was just small and growing. Later when we re-met we discovered that not only were we born in the same year, a few months apart, we were avid tapestry crocheters, ('tho neither of us knew that until recently). Jen used to make Boots, and Back-Packs out of thick rug wool, (don't know how her hands coped with the roughness!), as well as long pointy hats, all with incredible long triangular star type tapestry patterns. I don't know how she found the time with all her kids.

These are photos of some recent works, Skirts, with her Butterfly pattern. Over the years she has made beautiful Belly Dance Tops, using exquisite fine cottons and sparkley yarns, and large mandalas, bags, leggings, Lower-leg Flares, wristlets, and has made a lot in fluoro for the "Doof" crowd. I shall hopefully take more photos of some of her other stuff tomorrow at the market, if she brings some, and post them next week ,


1 comment:

Anu said...

Ola Megan!

Hey, you did it! Well done.

Jenny's work is so beautiful and intricate, rather like Fair Isle knitting. I can see her sitting back with babies all around and all those balls of wool..she must be quite the juggling artist to manage it all.

Keep it all happening!