Splendid Yarnover


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Meet the Artist

  • About This Artist

    I make distinctive artisan garments that are designed and hand crafted solely by me. My work is primarily hand loomed knitted clothing using luxury fibers, such as alpaca, wool. linen and silk.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: My knitted garments are hand loomed on a vintage knitting machine and finished with traditional hand knitting techniques. I often include textural stitches, such as dimensional tucks, and surface embellishments, including painting, and embroidery.

    A: My goal is to create comfortable, wearable garments that surprise and delight. It is a great pleasure to drape a garment on a customer and witness her spark of enjoyment and instant approval. I count myself among those whose haptic sense is strong, and who are destined to work with our hands and manipulate materials.

    A: I find asymmetrical designs, motifs, colorwork and construction most pleasing. Most of my garments are multi-colored. I use the placement of color to accentuate the garment design elements. Each garment is a mosaic of many individual knit stitches, and like a mosaic, color placement is crucial to the success of the garment for both the maker and the client wearer.

    A: There is something magical about taking two sticks and some string and creating a garment using some simple repetitive hand motions that I have practiced for a lifetime. One theory of social science postulates that tools shape the way we think, thus the process of early basket making contributed to the development of the human brain. Textile metaphors abound in our language; thus we interweave ideas in our thinking, we follow a thread in our conversations, we spin a yarn when telling a story.

    A: I have found great inspiration in the works of historical high-fashion designers, notably Chanel, Missoni, and Issy Miyake. I also enjoy the published work of textile historian, Mary Schoeser, of Great Britain.

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