This was such a FUN project! It all started as I've been curious about combining wire AND fiber. When I spotted a contest for "Fish Hats" I instantly "saw" my entry... I just wasn't sure how to go about it. Nevertheless, the spirit of creativity showed me the way and I won an award!
Unlike the majority of knitters who purchase a sufficient quantity of one yarn to complete a garment, I approach yarn in the same way I would a smorgasbord buffet, selecting a little of everything and then attempting to fit it all on my plate - or into my current knitting project. I don’t have a favorite color –it’s all about one color combined with others.
I am constantly learning and exploring opportunities to blend elements from dressmaking into my knitting, for example, each handbag is lined in a coordinating shade of sumptuous dupioni silk fabric. I often incorporate hand dyed silk fabric “knitted” in my artwear. Recently, I’ve added wire and multi-media to my repertoire.
I consider myself more fortunate than a painter because I have on my palette not only an array of color but texture as well. To begin, I sit before a large basket brimming with a rich profusion of 12-20 different yarns. By the time I’ve spent one to three weeks on a piece we’ve become so well acquainted that each insists on her own personality and is granted a name which is never used twice.