My name is Yeanpu Nimely and my project consists of all things crochet. My senior project is a continuation of a project started in Multi Studio 1 called “The Redo” consisting of five people: Me, Zoe, Shayla, Jordan, and Nicole. We had to find a common interest and expand off of it. Our common interest was thrifting. We all went to a local Richmond thrift store together to pick out clothes to reconstruct and upcycle.
Due to Covid, we never got the opportunity to complete the second part of the project by doing a pop up shop so I thought now would be the perfect time to revisit it.
I plan on working with Zoe and Shay to revamp the redo project. We each plan on creating a mini collection that incorporates our individual interests.
Crocheting was one of the things that I picked up over quarantine. I wanted to play with the concept of the time we lost as a group vs. the time that I gained to learn a new skill.
There are two parts to my senior project: A “make-a-day” portion and my clothing versus yarn integrating portion. For the make-a-day portion I created a “mood blanket'' where I assigned each yarn color, 2 moods with both positive and negative connotations, and crocheted 3 lines a day to express what I was feeling every Monday-Friday. For the yarn vs cloth, I challenged myself to intertwine the cloth and the yarn to make wearable pieces.