Last month I received an email from the owner of my local yarn store asking if some of our knitters would like to submit some finished pieces to the Plainfield Library for a fiber arts display! I was surprised and grateful to be included and I contributed some pieces (yay!). I went this evening to see everyone’s work. I thought it would be a simple glass case like my local library has in their entryway. However it was staged in a gallery that circled around the upstairs balcony – it gave it a museum kind of feel and was really neat! Some pieces were displayed in artistic groupings under glass and others were hanging on the walls. I’ll give you a brief tour.
This was one of my favorite displays because everything was blue. It was also my favorite because that’s my knitted shawl acting as a tablecloth. It’s my finished Wind and the Willows Shawl. Do you remember that? I was happily knitting that for about 6 months last year and it was the topic of several blog posts.
Some pretty scarves. I think both were designed and knitted by the shop owner Erica. Aren’t they lovely?
This is one of my shawls. I wear it all the time and it looks great right or wrong side. I loved everything about this project.
A selection of hand-spun yarny goodness.
This project I am still in awe of. Nomad Knits offered an “afghan in a year” club where each month you knit two squares and then at the end of the year you had enough to put together an afghan. A member of my knit group made this for her mother. She would bring the blocks to knit night and we’d all eagerly check her progress. I have to admit the completed project took my breath away – it is gorgeous. She does beautiful work and the little details in this afghan are stunning. An heirloom indeed.
And this was a fun display. My friend Erica has had some of her patterns published in books and magazines and this is a selection of two recent ones – a sock monkey hat and some textured fingerless mitts. Well done Erica!
I hope you enjoyed the guided tour of the display. There was lots more to see. If you are local, it’s definitely worth a trip. Items are on display through the end of the month.
Blessings to you,