Monday, June 24, 2019

Tapestry Crochet Queen - Molla Mills


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Tapestry crochet has many names. It is sometimes called jacquard crochet, intarsia, mosaic, fair isle, and colorwork, but today these terms usually describe different techniques. Since the yarns are switched back and forth to create motifs, tapestry crochet pieces look more like they were woven on a loom than crocheted with a hook. 

One designer that has masterful creations employing this type of crochet is the Finnish pioneer of modern crochet - Molla Mills.

Molla found the world of handicrafts when she was a kid. Her carpenter father showed her how to do woodwork, and her mother, who made all kinds of crafts from upcycling to bead work, let Molla use her sewing machine to make clothes at the age of 13. Molla's grandma, a very talented seamstress, always made sure that the seams were straight in Molla's self made creations. Being surrounded by DIY lifestyle the future was clear; Molla had to learn more, make more and eventually teach all this to others.

She is winning the world with her hypnotizing and mesmerizing geometrical patterns.

If you like Molla's work, follow her amazing adventures in crochet on instagram.  

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Kim said...

The photo of Molla inside her studio had me captivated; such a lovely place to dream up her gorgeous designs. Love the geometric patterns. Thank you for sharing, Maya.

Mia said...

Lovely geometric patterns, Maya. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, my friend.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love the bags and the crochet work that Molla has made. She is very talented in her crochet work.