When most people crochet and sew, they create soft, fuzzy, wearable things like hats, scarves, and blankets.
And we’re all about that!
But sometimes, people like to push the traditional, popular craft in a slightly different direction, and the result is some striking and totally unexpected artwork.
Susanna uses dried leaves as the basis for her crochet projects. If that sounds surprising, it is.
The rigidness and fragility of the leaves makes them a very difficult material to work with — imagine stabbing a dried leave with a needle and not having it fall apart!
Using thread, she adds embellishments, sews the leaves together in strange ways, and creates a completely new idea of what a leaf can look like.
And because the leaves are so brittle, each of her projects requires a serious amount of time, patience, and gentle handling. But the results are beautiful, unexpected, and even funny in their understated strangeness.
It might seem like a pretty strange choice of art, but take a look at these subtly decorated leaves, and you’ll see how incredible and precise this art really is!