Thursday, July 11

In Regard to Sophie Digard, or Why I'm Teaching Myself to Crochet


I am a big fan of French artist Sophie Digard's crochet work. She has such a wonderful sense of style and color. I read somewhere that she has fibers made and dyed specifically for her varied palettes. 


I discovered her work on Pinterest earlier this year and bought this wool scarf for myself. She also works in linen, and makes bags and some jewelry in addition to the scarves, but I believe she is primarily known for her scarves.


You can't really see the scale from my photos, but each of these little flower-filled hexagons is about the size of a half dollar, and the scarf is made up of countless hues of delicate yarns worked together. No wonder her work is so uniquely distinctive. This was a LOT of work!


This blog has a great story about Sophie and several interesting links. I have not been able to find a specific web site for her.


But, Sophie Digard is the reason I've reason I've picked up a crochet hook and several books on the subject. I want to crochet like Sophie. And these little mohair and silk flowers are my first blooms.


7 comments:

  1. Wow gorgeous work, what a scarf.....And your flowers in those rich colors are quite lovely too...xox

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  2. OMG, I also own one of these scarves. I bought mine in Stockholm of all places. Same price as I see them today. It is one of my most cherished possessions. It's funny, because going through my many boxes these last few weeks, I've found some of my mother's tiny crochet hooks. I think they were actually my grandmother's......Anna, who I never met. Your tiny flowers are precious. I can see how they fit in with the rest of your work......

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  3. who doesn't love Sophies work... but I bet yours will be just as fabulous!

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  4. I fell over when I saw these on IG, and I would fall over now if I weren't sitting down.

    lovely as feathers. How do you make such tiny stitches?

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  5. "Sophie dyes her fibers in France and ships them to her workshop in Madagascar where they are hand crocheted, knitted and embroidered into unique works of art." So, in other words, she doesn't actually do most of the work, a bit of a let down........

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    1. Yeah. I guess I'd read that too. So much work goes into every single that her personal work would be fery, very rare. I imagine her influence is in the patterns, yarn and color selections. The work is amazing!

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  6. Does anyone know where to obtain Sophie Digard's biscuit pop pattern for scarves? I desperately want to try and recreate it for myself, but I haven't found a pattern. Thanks for the help!

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