My 2017 North Carolina State Fair project in medias res
In August of 2014, I began work on a piece of crochet that I thought of as “narrative” crochet.
The purpose of the project was to document my maternal grandmother’s life. In nine panels composed of hundred of granny squares, I told the story of my grandmother’s life as seen through my eyes:
After finishing the project about my maternal grandmother, I wanted to make one about my paternal grandmother. This was complicated by the fact that she died 12 years before I was born, so I have no memories of her, just a few stories my father told me and what amounts to a handful of artifacts.
Here is how it looked last year when I realized that for the second year running, I was not going to finish it in time for the state fair deadline:
But like so many women before me, I will persist, and if you want to read about this crochet adventure, here are the blog post entries I have written about it in the order they were originally published.