Thursday, August 12, 2010

Antique Week in New Hampshire

We're back from the New Hampshire show. I'm tired.
saw some very interesting 19th c. knitted doll socks. The photo was taken with my phone so a bit blurry.

And I purchased these 19th c. knitted doll mittens

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Part 2 Final Crit

It's taken me a while, Thanks Rachel for the reminder.
super image heavy post
I apologize for the quality of some of these images. I think I need a new camera

Rachel C. - all of her tweets translated into a binary form and knitted

Rachel B. - braided rug taken to extremes

Nabila - a beautiful contemplative space created with twined jute and rice
Michele - knitting and embroidery used to tell a story of memory and remains
Maud - defining a 3-d space with small details and lots of visual impact

Veronika- knitted and fulled forms in tension and dialogMatt - a commentary on contemporary art making, big and red
Madeline - a knitted cocoon - stifling - with mysterious sounds
Jen - humor with an underlying darkness- still photo
the video

I got you Babe from Jennifer Liu on Vimeo.

Eun Hye - knitting used to define a corner, with a punch card text in Korean
Andrew - poetics of a knitted fabric in the urban landscape
Alex - memory of home unravels and re-imagines itself
So you made it through the whole post, congrats

This group of students was all above average. It's taken me a bit of time to post because the truth is I am a bit sad that I won't be teaching at MICA in the fall. It isn't all bad news though. The course material construction will be offered again in the spring 2011, and I will be there trying to inspire another group. Wow I love teaching!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Part 1 - final crit

The 1st section of the final project crit was this Monday. All of the seniors showed work.
I somehow managed to only get 3 images. (Ajay, Wes, if you can - send me images)



I am so looking forward to the next group.... all of the projects this week were great, a little pressure on all of the others in the class.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

one more piece

from the stuffed project

a video


Friday, April 09, 2010

Project #2

Stuffed or There is no there there (how my mother's embroidered apron unfolds in my life)

The second project for the class has been completed (mostly) here are a few of the images from the critique.
Once again I am impressed by the variety of response, a super group of students

One more project to go as the semester barrels to an end.









Rachel C.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


It was time to introduce a new project in class. This one has to do with form in space and textiles used to define space. I thought that it would be a good thing to start this off away from knitting and the machines. We began the exploration of form with balloons.

I don't think that the class was too thrilled with the material, but everyone pushed through
There was some fun

We maintained our calm demeanor

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Craft Hack Project

warning - image heavy post

The First Project for the Material Construction Class was due this past week.

Project - Craft Hack
"Hacking is a subtle and arguably mystical art, equal parts wit and technical ability" -
Using your knowledge of machine knitting techniques, and other non woven textile structures, develop a work or series of pieces that explore the notion of craft as repurposed technology. Please use the knitting machine for at least part of the work.

I was blown away by the diverse interpretations that the class presented in the critique.

While I tried to get photos of each of the pieces some of my photos were less successful than others.
Just so members of my class know, some of the photos were really crappy. These are the ones that are less crappy. It is not a comment on any ones work.

Here's some of what we looked at.












Eun Hye


A lot of information to take in, and huge places for these ideas and work to go. I'm excited.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A peek

A little bit of what I'm working on photographed in the shop in between people coming in and me mopping the floor because of the salty slushiness.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Yes, here I am.

The shop is the shop.

The real news is the fantastic class that I'm teaching at MICA in Baltimore.

Material Construction, the emphasis is on machine knitting but we'll be exploring all sorts of off loom/non-woven techniques.

It's been years since I have been in academia so I thought it would take a while to get into the groove of it, but no. I have loved teaching this class from the very first moment.

The students are all very engaged and interested and that makes my job that much easier and exciting.

I'm hoping to give updates here at the blog and hopefully get some images of things that are going on in the class.

The first 2 sessions have been devoted to the most basic of machine stuff. casting on and off and some stitch manipulation. I can see some frustrations but there is a learning curve.

Now that we have gone over the basics the real fun should begin as everyone takes control of their machines and really starts creating.

I am soooooo excited