DianeHamillFiberArt

An Adventure in Design

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about several sweaters I was working with and reflected on what the sweaters meant to their previous owners, why they were purchased, or where they might have been worn. I’ve finished one project using the sweaters, so I want to share with you the story of the sweaters …

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Today I started working on a lap blanket made from recycled wool sweaters. I have quite a large collection of sweaters, so I just selected one I liked and pulled several more in colors that I thought would go well together. When I purchase sweaters for blankets, I wash them as soon as I bring …

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Mundane adjective ~ characterized by the practical, and ordinary¬†: commonplace. Repetition….I love the calming peace of doing something over and over again. Once I know a particular stitch, pattern, weave, etc. I find joy in repeating the process. I have literally made hundreds of the same knit dishcloth, knitted dozens and dozens of the same …

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If you are an artist, I am sure you have heard it said that an artist doesn’t create because they want to, they create because they must. I believe this is true and even after a period of down time, or maybe because of a period of down time, I felt compelled to order some …

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