Taking on a form of fiber art has a lot of feel-good benefits. It can improve one’s motor skills, promote relaxation and even reduce overall stress. Fiber art is basically yoga for your hands!
With so many undeniable advantages, it’s not surprising that some of our favorite celebs (and beloved late celebs) are smitten with knittin’ (and other forms of fiber art, too!).
We’re giving you the lowdown on the Hollywood A-listers who are known for getting crafty. Give us a shout out, and let us know who you were most surprised to see on the list!
She’s the star of countless television shows and movies, but when she’s not in front of the camera, Krysten is working on her knitting projects and sharing her gorgeous creations on Instagram! When we say this star is obsessed with knitting, we really mean obsessed. Krysten loves posting progress photos of her designs, wearing her completed projects and even surprising her friends with her handcrafted fiber fashion. She has been known to complete projects from the much-loved company, Wool And The Gang, and she has even successfully tackled the art of crochet!
We’re curious–has anyone given her the nickname of “Krysten Knitter”?
It’s always refreshing to find out that Hollywood hunks like to get creative in their spare time, too! While Ashton’s background in knitting is somewhat mysterious, he landed a spot in a Lenovo commercial thanks to his fiber art skills. We have a feeling his kids reap the benefit of his knitting superpowers!
Sarah Jessica Parker
Ever since her Carrie Bradshaw days, SJP has been known as a fabulous fashion icon. Who could resist her full skirts and Manolo Blahnik heels in Sex and the City?! Somewhere along the way, this style star picked up a knack for knitting and she has been known to practice her craft on set and in front of the television as a way to unravel after a long day.
“I read, watch TV, or knit. But I try to knit and watch TV at the same time, which means I end up with many dropped stitches.” –SJP, in an interview with Good Housekeeping
Can you believe the late Nirvana frontman was a crochet enthusiast? This one definitely took us by surprise, but it goes to show that even musical legends enjoy immersing themselves in fiber crafts. Perhaps his passion for crochet was the reason he loved sporting his iconic cardigans and striped sweaters.
She made her name as one of Hollywood’s original bombshells, but the blonde beauty had a special hobby when she wasn’t wooing her on-screen costars. She was an avid knitter! Not only did Marilyn love the art of knitting, she also had a fondness for hand-knit pieces created by others. Marilyn famously wore a handmade knitted beige cardigan in one of her last photo shoots at Santa Monica Beach. It has been reported that Ripley’s Believe it or Not purchased the famous cardigan and it carried a whopping price tag of $167,500.
Want to discover more celebrities who create fiber art in their spare time? Check out this great list we found on KnitCrate!
Did any of the celebrities on our list surprise you? Leave us a comment, and let us know who you were surprised or excited to see on the list! Now, take a cue from Hollywood’s finest, pick up your most recent fiber project and start creating!