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The Secret Arts: Wild Crochet

August 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the world’s rarest arts from the most curious craftspeople. Enter the world of the Secret Arts!

Watchmaking. Paleography. Crystal Synthesis. Mud Ball Polishing.

Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of the key lessons and discoveries they’ve made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill, and answering your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!

This week, we’re joined by crochet artist, Caitlin McCormack! Employing a mix of thread, glue, dyes, and paint, Caitlin uses crochet to create stunning works of art that are at once grim, funny, and unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Her sculptures have been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz, Bust, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Guardian, and in live exhibitions across the country including at Philidelphia’s Mütter Museum. Join us for a night of exploration into the new frontiers of a historic craft!


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This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.