Stitch Stories 4: Crochet Artist London Kaye
There s little we could say about crochet artist London Kaye that couldn t be communicated better through looking at her crochet street art. Her work is humorous, poignant, and a breath of fresh air it demands to be noticed. This trained dancer has also done commercial work for heavyweights like Starbucks, Miller Lite, and the Gap (just to name a few). Read below to find out how London got her start in the needle arts!
London Kaye's Stitch Story
My best friend's mom taught me how to crochet when I was 13. I had an injury that kept me in bed for months, so she thought it would be a fun distraction. I fell in love with it immediately. Looking back it means so much to me that she took the time to teach me an art form I probably wouldn t have gotten into otherwise. Fifteen years later, crocheting is not just my hobby; it s my profession. It s changed the course of my life. I am a very active person, with lots of energy. Being able to sit down and focus on one stitch at a time is therapeutic in a way. For me, crocheting is a form of meditation.
Since working as a crochet artist full time, I ve taught my mom and sister to crochet. It s become a fun family activity, and it doesn t hurt to have extra hands helping out on projects. Crochet is an art form that our society has coined as something for an older generation. It s important to keep the art alive and pass it down so it doesn t die out. I never thought I could make a career out of crochet. I followed my passion, and I highly encourage others to do the same. Live the life of your dreams and create! Love & Threads, The DMC Team