Huckleberry Elling

Huckleberry Elling

Huckleberry Elling

I was born in Los Angeles and when I was nineteen I picked up a hook and started to crochet. At that point in my life I was hitch hiking all over the US. I crocheted along the way and used my handmade hats and dolls as currency. I dodged student loan debt while discovering my craft. After about six years traveling, I settled down in the Berkshires and started a family. In 2010 I began working in a larger scale of crochet. I developed a new technique of making armatures and crocheting directly onto them. This created a structure to my wearable art. I began making masks, and the response was invigorating. Now I am working on an even larger scale. These days I am stepping out of my studio and into communities to discuss concepts of identity and empathy. These community collaborative arts projects result in fully crocheted creatures, standing almost 5 ft tall, with wearable heads.

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