Solange simply gave one artful fan the fun of a lifetime.
The singer, 32, retweeted a sequence of photographs on Tuesday initially posted by Akua Darkwa, during which the 19-year-old full-time pupil wears a pale yellow short-sleeved sweater she crocheted herself that includes the duvet artwork from Solange’s new album, “Once I Get Dwelling.”
When the vocal efficiency main on the College of Illinois at Urbana Champaign found that considered one of her favourite musicians had admired her handiwork, she was understandably overwhelmed, tweeting, “SOLANGE RETWEETED MY TWEET!!!!!! Y’ALL CAN’T TELL ME A DAMN THING!!!!!!!!”
“It feels wonderful figuring out Solange noticed it!” Darkwa informed Web page Six Fashion. “And now there’s 1000’s of individuals on this planet who know and love my work. It feels nice.”
“Music has been a extremely large a part of my life (therefore me being a music main) since about freshman yr of highschool,” she added. “I’ve been crocheting since I used to be round eight or 9. I didn’t begin making garments, nonetheless, till my sophomore yr of highschool.”
This explicit high took Darkwa about 12 hours to make over the course of 4 days. “The method of crocheting is tedious and a bit aggravating at instances,” she continued, “however lastly attending to the tip is so rewarding that I don’t suppose it’s one thing I’m ever gonna cease doing.” Particularly now that her work has gone viral.
And excellent news for the remark part stuffed with Solange followers clamoring for crocheted tops of their very own: “I do have plans to start out promoting! I’m planning on doing orders in mid-to-late summer season,” Darkwa confirmed.