We are used to thinking that a QR code is a set of black squares on a white background. Of course the main purpose of a QR code is to be readable by dedicated software but the peculiar shape of it could also be used to store other kinds of information.
I see the QR code as a tag, a signature that could carry the same message both in the code and in the appearance of it – in this case, as I participate in the QR-3D project, advertising my website and my way of creating art and crafts.
I wanted to break out of the basic black and white form of the QR code and try if I could somehow “hide” the code in the fabric, make it less obvious. Using more colours both in the background and in the figure itself seems to do that nicely. The only thing you have to keep in mind when using other or more colours than just black and white is to keep the contrast high enough. By the way, this is a perfect way to use leftover yarns – I didn’t have to buy any new materials for these pieces.
The idea of a tag led me to think of graffiti – and because I work with yarn, my choice of graffiti technique would of course be yarn bombing. So here they are, two pieces of guerrilla crochet ready to serve as gateways to my pixel art projects.
(Try to scan the pictures with your mobile phone – the codes should be working!)