Mini Art Lab: Crocheting 3D Shapes with Janet Loren Hill


Crocheting 3D Shapes is a quick, step-by-step tutorial that will teach you the basics of how to crochet and quickly build sculptural form and volume. Alumna artist Janet Loren Hill will walk you through how to piece together flat shapes to form a three-dimensional pyramid. Best for ages 12 and up.

Janet Loren Hill

Janet Loren Hill (Summer 2021) is a mixed media artist based out of Utica, NY. She purposefully uses textile techniques like knitting and crotchet for their use by feminist and queer activist groups and their embodiment of domestic memories.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to create your own unique sculptural form
  • How to repurpose old fabrics into your art

What you need to create:

  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing materials (strips of old clothes, towels, or ribbon will work—you choose!)

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