James' Knit Notes

Is knitting a craft or an art?

Is knitting a craft or an art? Some consider it a practical craft applied to everyday needs—like a sweater. For others it is art in the form of installations in museums and public venues. And many more simply consider their humble handiwork artistic. Alexxa Gotthardt’s article on artsy.net shares how Annie Albers has inspired fiber artists of every kind. From her early days at the Bauhaus School in the 1920’s to her death in 1994, she embraced artistic experimentation. Her work with thread and yarn is among the collections of great museums worldwide. Per Alexxa, there are 4 lessons to be learned from Albers body of work: embrace accidents, bring play into the artmaking process, listen to your chosen material, experiment with new technologies. I’m inspired, are you? To read the full article, click here.

← Older Post | Newer Post →