Silverspace for Sugarcube®

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Silverspace for Sugarcube

Interview with Asimina Chremos

Silverspace for Sugarcube is a line of hand-crocheted fiberart made especially for our shop by artist Asimina Chremos.

These psychedelic doilies are meant to be placed on a table, desk, or other surface to beautify your home or workspace. A doily can serve as a cushion between the table and a small sculpture, vase of flowers, etc., or be a “bed” for special items such as jewelry or watch. It can also sit there and look good.

Detail: Silverspace for Sugarcube®

Detail: Silverspace for Sugarcube®

“Both my grandmothers did crochet, I learned from them. I can never sit still without something in my hands, and crochet is a great occupation for ‘hungry’ fingers. I’m also an improvisor, I like to flow rather than follow a pattern and count stitches. Colorplay is a joy.”

–– Asimina Chremos
Philadelphia, January 2013

Silverspace for Sugarcube®

Detail: Silverspace for Sugarcube®

Asimina Chremos returned to live in Philadelphia in 2010 after over a decade in Chicago where she evolved a distinct improvisational dance style while working in collaboration with musicians such as Nathaniel Braddock, Carol Genetti and Fred Lonberg-Holm. In recent years, she has applied principles of improvisation to the crochet work she learned from her grandmothers, thus applying a non-traditional, creative and artistic approach to a very traditional craft.