Althea Crome: Miniature Knitter of Coraline Fame

June 25, 2010, 23:57 pm  Posted by needlearts
Knitted miniature sweater by Althea Crome from the movie, Coraline

Knitted miniature sweater by Althea Crome from the 2009 stop motion movie, Coraline

Micro-knitted 1:144 scale cardigans by Althea Crome

Micro-knitted 1:144 scale cardigans by Althea Crome

Contemporary needleartist, Althea Crome, is an extreme knitter of miniscule proportions. Since the year 2000, she’s been knitting on a “bug-knit” scale that’s clearly not for the fumble-fingered. Click on through to watch an interview with Althea on her miniature work from the makers of the 2009 stop-motion film, Coraline. She knitted a sweater and gloves for the tiny heroine.

Miniature sweaters by Althea Crome from her City-Country Series

Miniature sweaters by Althea Crome from her City-Country Series


13 Responses

    Jessica says:

    I remember seeing that video when Coraline came out and being so, so awed at her work. Makes me want to pick up a pair of tiny needles!

    Little Cooties says:

    I can't believe how tiny those cardigans and little sweaters are, and the detail in them is incredible. What a patient woman!!

    sy says:

    oh wow this is amazing, and she knits fair isle and intarsia too O_O

    sewspun says:

    These little sweaters are amazing! I remember seeing her work a long time ago but I didn't realize that she made Coraline's clothes. Unreal!

    Carlin says:

    This is amazing! I can't imagine doing this type of work in regular size, much less in miniature. Very impressive!

    Lisa says:

    Wow, now this is intricate handiwork.

    My kids love the movie Coraline and I love the tiny knitting.

    Andrea in Vermont says:

    WOW! Althea's ability to imagine and carry out these designs is amazing and inspiring. Magical, really.

    Kym says:

    Amazing work! My eyes are hurting just at the thought of such tiny work.

    Judith says:

    What extraordinary patience and vision. Enchanting.

    Karla Jensen says:

    I am crazy about anything miniature…your talent is amazing..thanks for sharing

    CrazyJanice says:

    I’m going to meet her friday. I just have to.
    :) I crochet on a miniature scale. just like her. I want her to know that there is one person out there that does a similar art. i’m so excited!

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