“Crocheting is good to help you calm down and switch off,” says British artist Shauna Richardson. “The amount of things you can do with it…it’s extremely versatile. It can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be.”
Shauna is a well-known, widely regarded artist who has been exhibited all over the UK. She has invented the term “crochetdermy” to describe her unique body of work—realistic, life-sized, crocheted animal sculptures designed to resemble taxidermy.
She began crocheting when she was nine. “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t free-styling with wool and hook,” she says. “Crochet is a useful tool for sculpting. I think it’s great for people of all ages and abilities.”
As someone who began crocheting just as a normal skill, Shauna Richardson has proven that even the simplest hobby can be turned into a platform to express yourself artistically and loudly. Once again, knitting and crochet storm the art world.
Go here to see or buy Shauna’s Crochetdermy book.