Friday, May 5, 2017

Harlem Needle Arts

Went to a presentation at Knitty City last night.  Harlem Needle Arts founder Michelle Bishop has a natural authority without being a show-off.  This woman can get things done! And what important and beautiful contributions.

I love this blue fabric. Its called Adire from the Yoruba in Nigeria.
This is one of the slides shown at the presentation.

This artist is now featured in an exhibit in Harlem that I plan to attend.

chief nike okundaye:

an odyssey through the years



More images of Adire textiles:


I think of the Japanese Blue that I have always loved called Yukata.


Yours truly in the Japanese vest that I inherited from my mother.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Big Apple Knits

My charity knitting group, meets every month at Knitty City.  I created these photographs for the new facebook group page.









March for Science with Cousin Sarah Kaplan


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

NY Times Magazine Cover for Feb 12, 2017.


Friday, January 27, 2017

KNITTING picture book wins Caldecott Honor Book award!



“Leave Me Alone!” illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol

One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal―knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March in NYC!  
PussyHat Power.

Candid shot of
Claudia, Shellie and other friends

Lots of PussyHats on East 48th Street
Wearing the
PussyHats I made for them:

Colette!

Cousin Sarah Kaplan 

Cousin Sarah Stern

Barbara

More intriguing PussyHat Photos:
Eleanor Roosevelt 


PussyHats go global!
More PussyHats in Washington
"...the pussyhats are unabashedly feminine, in that they are pink and homemade (not to mention that they reference a derogatory term for the female anatomy). That's by design: the "Pussyhat Project" website explains that "knitting and crochet are traditionally women's crafts," adding, "[knitting] circles are powerful gatherings of women."  From this NPR article.
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Made a couple of PussyHat pins for Sarah Rose and her friend Andy. They wanted to make a statement but not with a big hat. 

Latest issue of TIME magazine.
Excellent design.
Latest issue of The New Yorker Magazine.
I like the PussyHat, and the Rosie the Riveter reference, the person of color and (except for the fingernail) the ambiguous gender, but it lacks beauty.  This is not a beautiful painting or design.



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Veselka Bulkan thinks outside of the embroidery hoop to combine stitches with hand-felted elements. 

From an article called Best of 2016: Top 17 Artists Who Have Revitalized Embroidery

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Amigurumi Exhibit
at Resobox Gallery and Cafe in Long Island City.
In addition to the crochet display
I enjoyed a bowl of Ramen with Claudia who works in that nabe.






Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pussyhat Project



 More info here: Pussyhat Project

Added some Coral color to the next one to jazz it up a bit. This one is for Cousin Sarah.





Saturday, October 22, 2016

Creating new potholders.