Eve Jacobs-Carnahan Knit Democracy Together (maquette) 2020, wool, wool blend yarns, knitting needles, cardboard boxes, cotton fabric, rigid foam, felt, knitted, 15” x 29” x 14”.

Blog Post Tag: Knitting

“Knit Democracy Together Project” by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

November 20, 2020 5:00 am

I sort through the knitted blocks sent to me by participants in Knit Democracy Together knitting circles. I am stitching them together to form a sculpture of a state capitol building. Alone in my studio, I feel surrounded by a community of knitters who are concerned about the future of our democratic system. Like the …

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Kim McBrien Evans interview by Michelle Lee

May 8, 2020 5:00 am

As part of the Spring 2020 Current Threads online exhibit, Impervious by Kim McBrien Evans is one of Kim’s custom shawl designs using her custom dyed yarns. Kim owns Indigodragonfly Studio in Ontario, Canada. SDA board member Michelle Lee interviewed Kim via email to find out more about her life, design process, and new book …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Tight-Knit

October 26, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features ten articles that spotlight the past, present, and future of knitting; with themes touching on technology, craft, restoration, and more! 1) “Imaging Tool Unravels Secrets of Child’s Sock from Ancient Egypt” by Caroline Davies looks at how a non-invasive technique devised by British Museum shed light on dyeing and …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Extreme Knitting

March 2, 2018 10:00 am

Knitting is the name of the game for all the articles featured in this week’s edition of Friday Fibers Roundup. 1) “Knitting Together the Beginnings of a Queer, Feminine Future” by Zachary Small highlights how the exhibition Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field reimagined the Museum of Arts and Design’s third floor gallery space. …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Knitting + Crochet

December 1, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a wonderful blend of articles and exhibitions on the ever-loved techniques of knitting and crochet. 1) Have you ever heard of the Crochet Museum? It’s a place unlike any other where all things crochet come together. 2) “30 Years of Japanese Baskets, Hisako Sekijima and Friends” from the arttextstyle …

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20 Textile/Art Books to Give & Get (2015)

December 10, 2015 9:34 am

With so much of our time spent looking at screens, who doesn’t relish the hands-on experience of a good book full of inspiring images and words – bound in paper fiber? Find 20 such books on textiles and art here, all published in 2015, to give or get for that delightful analog joy. Purchase them through Amazon.com’s philanthropic programs to generate a donation to support SDA – at no cost to you….

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In the Loop 3: Knitters Unite in the UK

May 1, 2013 7:58 pm

Whether or not you use looping techniques to express your ideas, you’ll enjoy this glimpse of those who do. Let knitter (and SDA Area Representative from MA) Adrienne Sloane take you to a recent international confab in the UK, where she encountered lots of local color – along with some knitting royalty….

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