Basic crochet techniques to bring your illustrated characters to life
In this course Leire Villar, better known as Ameskeria (designer, photographer and art director) will teach you the basic techniques of crochet so you can create dolls based on your illustrations.
You will learn in a very simple way how to weave different figures and shapes with volume, as well as the necessary resources to personalize your creations.
What's included in this course?
You will begin to learn more about the career of Leire Villar and the work of other crochet artists who inspire him.
Then, Leire will talk about the materials and tools that exist in the market and will show you how everyday objects can be a great source of inspiration.
Then you will learn the basic techniques of crochet and learn to weave progressively, first in a flat and then with volume, until you get to master complex shapes. You will discover how to change color and interpret a pattern correctly.
Once you are familiar with the technique, Leire will show you its creation process: how it is inspired, how to make the sketches and how to use resources to personalize dolls or amigurumi projects.
Finally, Leire will give you some extra resources for you to experiment with all the possibilities offered by crochet including recycled materials, advanced level graphics such as jaquard or light circuits.
What is this course project about?
Design and create your own character. The intention is to learn the rules of the fabric and then break them.
Who is it for?
To all those who enjoy creating characters, dolls and soft objects. Illustrators who want to turn their creations into dolls, art directors who want to use crochet as a graphic resource and, in short, all creative people who are curious about this technique.
It is not necessary to have any prior knowledge, you will learn from scratch the basic techniques of crochet.
Regarding the materials, you will need crochet hooks, cottons of different colors, scissors, markers, filler fiber, wool needle and a little patience.
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Leire Villar learned to knit ten years ago and feels passion for crochet or crochet. He loves that simply with needle, thread and creating knots in an orderly way, suddenly you can create a single object from nothing.
In addition, it is an activity that brings serenity and increases self-esteem. According to Leire, "it's great when you see that you are capable of doing beautiful things with your own hands".
In its brand, Ameskeria, creates products for children and women that sell online or in specialized fairs such as Festivalet.
She has also given crochet workshops, has made urban interventions with groups of knitters decorating urban furniture and is the founder of the digital magazine of patterns Ganchitos with Ingrid Valls and Nuria Picos. He is currently working on a book for the GG publishing house.
Parallel to the crochet, his other passion is photography and looks for ways to mix both worlds trying to find their own language through the image.