An Artist Creates a Crochet Food Table You Can DIY

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Swapping starch for stitches, artisan Normalynn Ablao (aka Copacetic Crocheter) crochets foods that are typically high in carbohydrates. Doughs, pie crusts and cinnamon rolls have all been recreated using yarn. Soft sculptural techniques perfectly convey the idiosyncrasies of food products, like the tiny bowties of farfalle pasta or the curled edges of a potpie. The pieces are charming in their scale while paying homage to comfort food.

Ablao considers the possibilities – or perhaps, Pastabilities – of a hook in the same way that a lettering artist would see a pen. “The dynamic between crochet and yarn continues to amaze me,” she told My Modern Met. “The hook is like a pen, and with the yarn it’s like writing in cursive, which represents beauty and grace. I have a deep appreciation for edible art and am grateful to be able to create fiber-based foods so we can all enjoy its ephemeral nature over and over again.

You too can crochet your own “high fiber” food. In the Copacetic Crocheter Etsy shop, Ablao has translated many delicious dishes into downloadable craft patterns ranging from breakfast to dinner.

Craftswoman Normalynn Ablao (aka Copacetic Crocheter) replaces starch with stitches and crochets delicious “fiber-rich” foods.

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