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Crochet Challenge: Make some Crochet Word Art

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Week 23 challenge (08-06-14):   Make some crochet art!  Visit www.wordle.net and create, then share your creation.
Answer:  At first I thought, this is weird.  But it turned out to be wonderfully fun!  Here are my creations.

The "crochet art" is created using word cloud creators.  They are called that because they form visual "clouds" out of words.

I used two free word cloud creators:  Wordle and Tagxedo.  Both allow you to put in a web site address (URL), and then will create a world cloud using the words found at that address.  The more a word is used at the site, the larger the word will be in the cloud.  You have options to remove words, change fonts, and colors.  They will ignore words like "the", "and", "it", etc.  You can even choose to have your words line up all horizontal, all vertical, or a mix.

Wordle (www.wordle.net)

Wordle is different, in that you can also opt to manually input only the words you want to use.  Entering a word more than once will make it appear larger in the cloud. This is my example.


Tagxedo (www.tagxedo.com)

Tagxedo is different, in that you have lots of shapes to choose from.  The angel above is from Tagxedo.  You can't input your own words like at wordle, but if there are words you don't want in your cloud, you have an option to remove them.  Here are two more Tagxedo creations.






These were actually quite fun and addictive.  They would also make a fun project for or with kids --- what endless creative possibilities with font, color, shape, orientation, and spacial concepts!

Until next time!
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