FIBER ARTS DON'T GET THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE. And I'm not just saying that because my wife is knitter.
OK, maybe I am.
Still, if you learn more about these weavers, jewelry designers and knitters, you too may see the beauty of this art form.
Although we've only been collecting stories from our Ampers members here on mnartists.org for a few months, our reporters have created five funky fiber arts stories.
In "Dyed in the Wool: Kim Christensen," you'll meet a Minneapolis woman who collects plants and weeds in her neighborhood alleys to make uber-local dyes.
This collection also includes stories on fiber artist Kristen Anderson of Marcell, Minnesota - she creates purses from venison! - and Saori weavers Chiaki and Dan O'Brien of Chaska. Saori weaving is a radical form of Japanese weaving; those who practice the art form never create the same thing twice. Ever.
And we also have a cool story on knit tagging, which is also known as yarn bombing or knit graffiti.
Happy listening. Feel free to pull out the yarn (or venison) and work at the same time.
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