Friday, December 26, 2008


I traveled in Guatemala three years ago with Karen and was thrilled to see that she had published a new book. A well-known weaver and fiber artist Karen Searle is also a major expert on Guatemalan textiles.

I loved the photos of the work and the essays on the artists that ranged from my personal favorites Kathryn Alexander and Debbie New to introductions of many others. Each of the artists has a very different take on the use of fiber and take knitting to unimagined heights. There are those works whose use of color stretches what we all learned in art school as well as those who take knitting into formerly unknown territory of three dimensional sculpture. This title will inspire knitters to think about their craft in a new light.

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