My parents came by on Sunday and watched both of my 'girls' so that Jake and I could go see Cloud Atlas. I wasn't interested in seeing it (3 hours of weird make-up, and like 6 different story lines...) until Jake showed me this picture:
...and then I had to see it, because I had to get a better look at that crochet hooded poncho. And it was spectacular, as was everything else in the village. It was a fiber artist's dream! I actually went home and tried to find out who the crochet (and knit, part of it was knit too) artist was that had done all of the work for the nomadic tribe in that section of the movie. After a tremendous amount of google searching (lol, Eliz!) I discovered an article that briefly mentioned that Kym Barrett (who also worked with the Wachowskis on The Matrix) had trolled the internet chat boards to find crochet and macrame artists to make the pieces. Holy cats! How amazing is that?! Excuse me for a mome, I've got to go write a letter...
Dear Ms. Barrett,
Please let me crochet for your next film project.
Jaime Crochet Dynamite Maraia
(You can read the whole article HERE if you're interested, but it's mostly about a costume exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Interesting!)
I enjoyed the movie, but I'm hesitant to say whether you'll enjoy the movie as well. It was challenging to suspend my disbelief, and Jake and I whispered through the whole thing as we attempted to recognize the actors in their various incarnations (sorry, fellow moviegoers. At least we weren't the ones with the yelling toddler...) It was a beautiful message, told in a strange (and strangely beautiful) way. And it had a LOT of really beautiful crochet...