13 Comments

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!

    I truly enjoy looking at on this site, it has got good content. “Those who complain most are most to be complained of.” by Matthew Henry.

    Throughout the awesome scheme of things you get an A+ for effort. Where you actually confused me personally was in all the particulars. You know, people say, details make or break the argument.. And it could not be more true in this article. Having said that, let me say to you what exactly did work. Your text is definitely very engaging which is probably the reason why I am taking the effort in order to opine. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, although I can easily notice a leaps in reasoning you make, I am not convinced of exactly how you appear to unite your details which inturn make the final result. For now I shall yield to your point but hope in the foreseeable future you actually link the dots much better.

Leave a Reply