Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wow, I see it has been a while....
but that doesn't mean nothing 
has been happening. 

The latest greatest report is of a wonderful August teaching week at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN.
Laraine explores....
What a small but energized group
I was privileged to teach.

And here are some of the results!
Annie & Melissa installing The Last Hug

The fab class: L to R Annie, Madelyn, Me, Melissa & Laraine

Monday, December 21, 2015

Knitting Nations

You would think that the idea of working with knitters in Peru would be a little like the old expression "Bringing coals to Newcastle" yet November found me in Lima providing technical assistance for three knitting groups on behalf of Partners for Just Trade through their Peruvian partner organization Bridge of Hope.  Daniela, my intrepid companion, translator, and BOH guide, arranged our visits to the groups, two of which were south of Lima and the third in Huancavalica in the Andes at 12,500 feet.
Ima Sumacc and the outlier...
Working with Kuichi member

 Knitting machines in Peru provide opportunities for income generation (while here they lie mostly unused under beds). 
The group El Mecurio (named after the the historic mercury mine that was founded in 1530 and still dominates the economy and society of the Santa Barbara community, the birthplace of many of the group’s members) works out of a one room dirt floor workshop in Huancavalica.

El Mercurio
In the workshop


The main square in Huancavalica

Market Goodies...who can resist?

Museums, ruins and a visit to Ica occupied free time, which also included a visit to the Paracas Reserve and Islas Ballestas, known as the poor man's Galapagos. 

Huaca Pucllana in the heart of Miraflores in Lima

Paracas Reserve
Islas Ballestas
And finally...may we have a more peaceful year in 2016!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Knitting Newfoundland


What an awesome place to hold a Fiber Art Event!   

We loved the   
sign too!

And what's not to like about these views? 

Gros Morne National Park, a world heritage site on the west coast of Newfoundland, provides a rare example of the process of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth's mantle lie exposed...And, OH, those textures!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A HOT end to a good Summer!

What a difference a week makes.....

Working with a great group at Penland, 
bonding over art making

And then there were various signs at Penland and in Asheville.  Enough to make a knitter's heart flutter.....

Who could miss the buried treasure...
Or 12 Bones, Obama's favorite restaurant 
in the River Arts District?
 A great time was had by all!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

It"s finally Spring!!

Spring is finally here after a long winter 

I am pleased to announce that my work can be seen in the following shows:

The 7th International Exhibition of Mini Textile Art "Scythia", Kherson, Ukraine June 16-27, 2015 
Small Expressions 2015, The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, May 28-July 4, 2015

CAA at 70, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA April 22 - May 8, 2015

New Work Inspired by North Country Studio WorkshopsMill Brook Gallery, Concord, NH, April 7 –May 27, 2015

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015, The Wichita Center for the Arts Wichita, KS March 27 - May 10, 2015

Flight Patterns & catalog, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14–July 31, 2015

Please join me also for any of the following 
Upcoming Workshops & Talks

Snow Farm
Knit Anything: Not Clothing
Williamsburg, MA
April 24-26

Lexington Open Studios
Munroe Center for the Arts
Lexington, MA
May 1-2, 11-5pm

Mendocino Art Center
Artful Knitting
Mendocino, CA
May 25-27

Knitting a Life
Penland, NC
August 23-29

Artful Knitting Lecture

Beadesigner International
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society
Lexington, MA
September 30

Fibre Arts Newfoundland & Labrador
Knit Anything: Not Clothing
Gros Morne National Park
St. John's NL, Canada
October 15-18