I have always loved Sophie Digard’s work. She is a Parisian based designer who creates the most amazing scarves and accessories made of tiny crocheted motifs. She is influenced by nature and artists like Gustav Klimt, and has a unique way of blending extremely fine yarns to create a subtle palette in each piece. Sophie uses skilled artisans on the island of Madagascar to manufacture her work helping to keep their skills alive.
Last year, at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate there was a wonderful exhibition of her work that was so inspiring. The designs vary quite a lot from square motifs to delicate flowers, from the graphic to the natural, but each is a complete work of art. I just wish I could afford to own one small piece!
I was rooting through my stash the other day and found a project bag with several balls of Noro Sekku Lace which is sadly discontinued, and a 1.5mm crochet hook. When I went to Australia last year I crocheted for much of the flight, small filled granny squares measuring about 4cm, to make into a scarf reminiscent of Sophie’s work. I did try smaller squares to start with but the thought of all that making up…
The colours in Sekku are so delicious and each square looks slightly different. They may not be quite as exciting as Sophie’s designs but I think it will look amazing when it’s done.
You can see more of Sophie’s work on the Selvedge website.