Solange Knowles newest album "When I get Home" is a critical darling. The album has been praised across the board, and has inspired new art in its own right.
One of Solange's fans posted a series of photos Tuesday of a crop top she crocheted, featuring Solange's face from the cover of the album.
Akua Darkwa, a 19-year-old student at the University of Illinois shared her hand crafted clothing.
When I get home - @solangeknowles shirt hand crocheted by me 🕺🏾 https://t.co/G6MceHc0kq— I'm finna just start staring at niggas (@I'm finna just start staring at niggas)1555437595.0
The top took Darkwa 12 hours over four days to make.
In an interview with Page Six Style, Darkwa described her process,
"The process of crocheting is tedious and a bit stressful at times, but finally getting to the end is so rewarding that I don't think it's something I'm ever gonna stop doing."
She's been crocheting since she was a child, though she didn't start making clothing until high school.
And it would seem people agree that this shirt is fire!
I did not expect this to blow up at all 😭— I'm finna just start staring at niggas (@I'm finna just start staring at niggas)1555441571.0
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles You’re the champion! 🏆— Anayah Rose 🙅🏾♀️👶🏾🧚🏾♀️ (@Anayah Rose 🙅🏾♀️👶🏾🧚🏾♀️)1555451685.0
@nyancoaa @dev0ski @solangeknowles Honestly the skill set is phenomenal! Mind blown 🤯 Amazing!— Tila.C (@Tila.C)1555520717.0
@wayl0r @nyancoaa @solangeknowles like WOW— FINESSA (@FINESSA)1555441315.0
Darkwa's passion did not go unnoticed. In addition to all the people on Twitter asking her to make them one, Solange herself retweeted the tweet.
"It feels amazing knowing Solange saw it!"
"And now there's thousands of people in the world who know and love my work. It feels great."
@zahriasimone @solangeknowles I'M SCREAMING SO LOUD INTERNALLY RN— I'm finna just start staring at niggas (@I'm finna just start staring at niggas)1555443232.0
SOLANGE RETWEETED MY TWEET!!!!!! Y'ALL CAN'T TELL ME A DAMN THING!!!!!!!!— I'm finna just start staring at niggas (@I'm finna just start staring at niggas)1555441520.0
Solange's new album has proven to be a powerhouse. Some reviews have called it the best album of the year so far, with Metacritic's aggregate scoring it 89 out of 100.
The album has been praised for its spacey sound, with synths and electronic sounds reinforcing the cosmic ambience. Knowles has said she was very focused on what she had to "feel" for an album about going home.
It's proven very popular. Combined with Darkwa's skill and hard work at her crochet, how could you not want a Solange top?
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles You sellin some?? Cause I will cop!— a$hpa$h (@a$hpa$h)1555438582.0
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles U know we all want one right?! Where it at!!— Rach ✨ (@Rach ✨)1555448129.0
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles Oh my word, I need to make one! Would you be willing to share your pattern?— And Grace Too (@And Grace Too)1555533130.0
Darkwa plans to wait to take orders. She is still in classes and wouldn't have the time to make these for everyone who wants one.
"I do have plans to start selling! I'm planning on doing orders in mid-to-late summer,"
I would like to say that I do have a website, but it won't be open for orders until mid June. These are the items I… https://t.co/LoDk0sB1kH— I'm finna just start staring at niggas (@I'm finna just start staring at niggas)1555450427.0
I guess the last question is, think she can do other artists?
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles but are you selling these? i'll buy one with frank ocean on it. seriously, i'll pay anyth… https://t.co/VmqQ4vaDDH— glitter girl ✨ (@glitter girl ✨)1555439136.0
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles Soooooo are you taking orders? I want a nipsey 1 💪🏽💙🏁— BuLL (@BuLL)1555561774.0
@nyancoaa @solangeknowles Um can you do some Nicki Minaj inspired ones???! Even if it just say Queen or Her Majest. Your talent is crazy!— IG: HERSTORY_UNTOLD (@IG: HERSTORY_UNTOLD)1555528350.0