Moxy Crochet: Unique Pieces from South African Artists

Moxy Crochet: Unique Pieces from South African Artists

Jessica Tata
May 13, 2009

We love crocheted blankets, but don't actually own one. No one in our family crochets, so we don't have any hand-me-downs and we have never purchased one, despite our admiration of the beautiful handiwork. Now, that may have to change since we've found these...

Moxy Crochet is an amazing group of seven crocheters from Cape Town, South Africa that are creating these amazing throws and pillows.

The group gathers twice a week to exchange materials and catch up. Each crocheter creates unique hexagonal pieces, and Laura Summs pieces them together. This work structure allows the artists to work from home and spend time with their families. Laura collects the work, assembles it into one-of-a-kind pieces, and makes them available through their website.

The final pieces are absolutely stunning. The locally dyed cotton, bamboo, wool and mohair yarns come in gorgeous jewel tones and subtle neutrals. Our favorites are the bold teals and purples in staccato bursts of color in the large throws. We love that each one is completely handmade and unique. Perhaps it's time to add one to our home...

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