Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Something's Fishy at the Arsenal Center for the Arts....

Come to fiber camp
Navigate the waters of an open source school of Common Codders and others.  Cast off the virtual and benefit from a network of information sharing in real time among peers and friends.  Follow any number of threads or inspire others and lead your own.

Something's Fishy
Participate in a collaborative public fiber project

to be installed under the outdoor canopy of
the Arsenal Center for the Arts.

Reinforce the social and educational concept

of the weekend by fabricating a fish of your own
to be added to the collective net.

Create a fish at least 10 inches in length using any material and any fiber technique to be added to the net.

January 9 and 10, 2010
Arsenal Center For The Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Fish donations to benefit future Common Cod Activities.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grand Return of Small Art Showcase

We're Back!  
The Small Art Showcase can be seen at / 
 for wonderful small fine arts gifts in the $25-$500 range. 

Special orders taken.  
Please contact me at  

Work can also be seen for the season at the Concord Art Association in Concord, MA.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Geelong Circular Knitter's Marching Band

The All Australia Circular Knitter's Marching Band
(sung, of course,to the tune of Toreador from Carmen)

"We love to Knit

It's the greatest art of all.

We love to knit,

Any time at all.

In the morning you will find us with our sticks,

And in the evening too.

We love to play with any hue.

We know you'll love it too!!"

And then there is the yarn bombing....

On Saturday August 8th in Taylor Square, Sydney Australia, a team of lavatory assistants, urban knitters and crocheters descended on the heritage listed amenity on Oxford St to reclaim it back into the public eye blurring the lines between graffiti, art, and the role of knitting in a contemporary world.

Sydney guerrilla knitter, Denise Litchfield, organised that Taylor Square’s historic public amenities be covered in knitted pieces. After the event the installation will be unstitched, washed and made into blankets for local Sydney charities.

For a bit of proof that this is acutally happening in Australia,
here is the Sydney Opera House on a nice spring morning.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

LOOSE ENDS: Contemporary Fiber Art

My work will be included in LOOSE ENDS: Contemporary Fiber Art at Lincoln Center Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. This group show includes work by Cathy Breslaw, Karen Searle, Carson Fox, Carole Beadle, Elisabeth Morisette, and Mark Newport. Exhibit dates are September 12 through October 23. The opening will be held on September 17th from 5-7pm.

Friday, July 10, 2009



Epping Creative Center, Epping, Sydney ,
NSW, Australia
Artful Knit Workshop
Sept 19, 20, 21

The Geelong FORUM 2009
Corio, Victoria, Australia
PINS AND NEEDLES – What A Little Knitting Can Do
September 27- October 3

Aotearoa Creative Textiles
Textile Fiber Forum NZ
Wellington , NZ
Artful Knit: a sculptural approach to knitting
October 5-9,

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Upcoming Classes

Jazz It Up... Sweaters Recycled

Fletcher Farm School, LUdlow, VT July 13-15, 2009

Mon, Tues, Wed: 9:00am-4:00pm

Using a sweater past its prime from your closet (or if you can't part with one of your own buy an old wool sweaters from a second hand store) then rearrange, appliqué and otherwise update it to suit your imagination. Sweaters can get a new life through creative embellishment including collars, cuffs or other whimsical additions. Accidentally felted sweaters are a plus. This is a class of creative ideas to reclaim old sweaters; a great way to incorporate leftover yarns, so bring yarns in a variety of textures and colors to use and share. Some sewing and crochet knowledge is helpful.

Artful Knit: A Sculptural Approach to Knitting
Fletcher Farm School
, LUdlow, VT July 16-17, 2009

Thurs, Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm

Students will develop a personal language of forms by experimenting with knitting fundamentals to uncover the enormous possibilities of a three dimensional knit. By manipulating stitches and solving knitting geometry, participants will learn to ‘think knit’. The class will explore the use of non-traditional materials and cover a range of dimensional techniques to help create shape and stability. There will be opportunity to work on specific sculptural projects to innovatively incorporate these ideas. Participants must be proficient in basic knitting techniques. Knowledge of crochet is also helpful

Jazz It Up... Sweaters Recycled

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ July 25-26

Sat., 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-3:00pm

Knitting with Wire workshop

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ December 5-6

Sat., 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun., 9:00am-3:00pmExpand your knitting horizons and get wired! In this class we'll cover the basics of knitting using 28-32 gauge wire by making a simple knit bracelet that we will embellish as time allows. The class will cover resources and materials and various techniques for successful wire knitting. Wire working or jewelry making skill not required but students should know how to knit and purl. Finish time depends on experience level and work pace.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Peter's Valley Workshop June 5-9

Please join me for five days of fabulous and creative fiber art!

Feel free to pass this along to all your fiber friends.


Artful Knit: A Sculptural Approach to Knitting

June 5-9

By experimenting with knitting fundamentals, manipulating stitches and solving knitting geometry, participants will learn to “think knit”. We will explore the use of non-traditional materials and cover a range of dimensional techniques to help create shape and stability. Participants will work on specific sculptural projects to innovatively incorporate these ideas. A slide show of knit artists' work will be shown to inspire.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

To sign up, please contact :

Peters Valley Craft Center
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, New Jersey 07851


Hope to see you there,

My work can also be seen at:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Artful Knit: SDA Sculptural Knitting workshop in May


Surface Design Association
Kansas City, MO
May 28-31, 2009

Pre-Conference Workshop
May 23-27

Artful Knit; A Sculptural Knitting Workshop

This is a class in 3D knitting which will help students develop a personal language of
forms by exploring and using knitting fundamentals to create shapes, while taking
advantage of knit's natural tendencies. By manipulating stitches and experimenting
with unconventional materials, students will problem solve while creating a variety of
of organic forms. We will talk about different ways to create shape and stability
and concepts such as short rowing will be introduced. A slide show of knit artists will be shown for inspiration.
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Workshop Tuition: $420
Supply fee: $31

Registration information and registration form: www.surface

Questions about the workshop:
Please contact me at

Work profiled in Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists by Karen Searle