With meat-shaped cupcakes and womb-like crochet worlds, this week's craft news is taking a walk on the odd side. But thanks to American Craft Beer Week, we're guzzling it all down without batting an eye.
Whip Up a Batch
Sunday will conclude Craft Beer's
seventh annual American Craft Beer Week, a celebration of small-batch brewery culture. Fans connect with craft beer producers via tastings and festivals the nation over.
For craft beer celebration ideas and events, head to Craft Beer.
The Worst Wurst?
Craft beer run got you hungry? Cupcake Project
has created a new recipe
, stuffing chocolate cupcake batter into sausage lining. The “innovative” mash-up is then grilled and served with a Long John doughnut bun and raspberry topping. Yum?
For more on the cupcake hot dog, or even a free cupcakewurst recipe, head to Cupcake Project.
Artist Ernesto Neto's latest artwork — a crocheted mini-world — went on display at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Called "Cuddle on a Tightrope," the intestinal-like crochet
creation uses plush floor pillows and yarn walls to create a cozy escape from the rest of the world.
See a video of the crochet sculpture's assembly or read an interview with its artist at the Huffington Post.
L.A. artist Pauline Boyd uses an innovative freehand style and a variety of unique fabrics — Morrocan silk tunics and African wax prints — to create her counterpane quilts, on display at Echo Park Art Walk.
Image credits (from top): Cupcake Project, Craft Beer, Cupcake Project, Julius Pickenpack and Kate Steffans