Fiber Art

Inspiration and Process

My journey into the world of artistic crochet began several years ago when I discovered the world of freeform. This method of crochet exploits the ability to freely work in any direction. Small pieces of fabric can be created and pieced together to form anything the artist can imagine. These individual pieces are called “scrumbles.” The origins of this method go back to the 1970s, and today, thanks to the internet and social media, artists from around the world can share their work and find other like minded creators. 


It it wasn’t until I learned to spin my own yarn that my creativity took off. I can now dye the wool and create the yarn I need to help my ideas come to life. I consider my hand dyed wool and hand spun yarn to both be works of art in and of themselves. Often the yarn dictates what it finally becomes. 


My inspiration comes primarily from nature. I am a collector of rocks and sticks and these often find their way into my work. I am also fascinated with taking familiar crochet techniques and exploring them with art yarn and unexpected methods which challenge preconceived Notions about crochet.


I hope you enjoy what you find here. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. 


Sheryl Means



Freeform crochet ”scrumble.”

Freeform crochet ”scrumble.”