Winding down after a busy Solstice season of Holiday shows and Farm work, it was fun to sit down and work on some Holiday gifts for loved ones. It was particularly intriguing to invent this mathematically complex cable design in a cap for my eldest grandson Elliot. I used elements of classic buckle braids in mirror image, interlaced with horseshoe cables.
Messing with the chart as work is underway, I always design ‘on the fly’ it seems.
The finished hat on the husbeast (easier to get him to hold still than to get Elliot to cooperate 🙂
I also did up a quick pair of mittens for my middle grandson, he now wears them non-stop!
I re-visited my fenceline Mittens design for this project
He’s always such a happy little camper
I did a pair of Celestial themed mitts for my daughter which have been in the works for some time, I was so happy to finally get them done:
Crescent mitt under way
All Done, and fitting for a Soltsice Celebration!
cuffs feature phases of the moon, palms have little stars
My initial design sketch, sort of pleasing to have the original concept somewhat resemble the finished product 🙂
Anne was recently featured on knittingrobin’s website in an interview (click on the link below). Many thanks to the incredible and talented Robin Hunter and her wonderful and informative knitting blog, such an honour!
In other news: This design, the Tai Huri-Huri Hat & Mitts set, has recently been translated For knitters in Germany and was chosen as the cover image for the German language version of the Knitting Hats & Mittens from Around the World book from Voyageur Press (featuring 10 of Anne’s designs) Very thrilling to be reaching out to that part of the EU, there are so many excellent German knitters, and in this season of FIFA World Cup Fever -Great football (aka soccer) players too!
Hi Folks, Anne will once again be participating in the 33rd annual Holiday Craft Market at the Art Barn (aka: Finch Lane Gallery) in Salt Lake City, located at 54 Finch Lane. For more info, click here: saltlakearts.org/…am/finch-lane-galleries
Here is a very nice feature on Anne at the Hand Crafted Art Traditions website.
Many thanks to Folklorist Georgia Weir for the mention!
Anne will be giving a hat knitting lecture/demonstration and q & a session, as well as a highland waulking at this event next weekend. She will also be hosting a vendor booth with all her latest creations, if you are in the Evanston Wyoming area c’mon out and see us! Check out the Uinta County Library Facebook Page for more information, as well as the link above.
Anne will once again be making her annual trek to the Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 22. She will be there answering questions, selling her wares and demonstrating Scottish Tartan weaving from noon to 7 PM, as in years past. Although Anne will only be there on Sunday, The Festival runs all week-end and for more info, visit their web page Here
Many thanks to all of you who for attending last nights’ spinning class at Clark College, it was indeed a pleasure to meet each of you and I was so pleased to share this ancient craft with you for the evening. Here are some links you may find interesting if you decide to add to your knowledge in this fun and fascinating pursuit-
Save the date for Clark County’s 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour!
50 artists throughout the county will open their studios to the public Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, from 10am to 5pm. Open Studios is a free self-guided tour where local artists share how, why and where their art is created. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, get inspired and shop local.
It’ so exciting to be included this year, and though we admit this old milking barn is still under-going it’s transition to a weaving studio, there will be a warm fire crackling in the wood stove, artisanal teas, hot cider and great live music for all comers. Join us in Hockinson!
Get all the details to take the tour and check out this year’s artists at:
Anne will be participating in a 45 minute Q & A session at the Salt Lake City Living Traditions Festival on Sunday, May 17th as described below:
European Artistry Nurtured in Utah
With family roots in Europe, these local artists pursue art forms that were not only part of their youth but also represent significant aspects of their cultural inheritance. They continue to create this traditional artistry both as a statement of who they are and where they came from and as an expression of personal creativity.
Anne will once again be making her annual appearance at Salt Lake City’s wonderful LIVING TRADITIONS FESTIVAL 2015 on Sunday, May 17th to demonstrate Scottish Tartan weaving and offer her wares. New this year, she will be participating in a “Meet the Artists” Q & A panel at 2:00 P.M. This is a great family friendly event and it’s free so c’mon out if you are in the downtown SLC area on Sunday!