Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Crocheting in the Round: Stop Motion Animation

I first became fascinated with stop motion animation when I watched the Davey and Goliath series on TV as a kid. Definitely showing my age. The Wallace and Gromit movies are also familiar examples of stop motion animation art. Recently, I watched a video of a speech therapist and a young man with autism making a claymation video using an iPad. This prompted me to think about stop motion as a teaching tool for crocheters. I have often thought that when trying to follow a new pattern or starting a new unfamiliar project, it sure would be helpful to see how the parts combine to form the whole or to see the overall construction process in a video. Call me crazy. As a test, I made this quick clip showing two rounds of double crochet in the round.