Leading a Crafting from the Collection event at the very swank, Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth was one of the highlights of my career thus far. I opened, by telling the crowd that crafters are usually considered the red-headed step children of the art world, so I was thrilled that the museum started this series to help bridge that gap. Really though, it was also a personal honor for me to be invited to both create craft pieces inspired by modern works, and then be given the opportunity to discuss the interconnectivity between art and craft. The difference (or lack thereof) between art vs. craft was discussed in my book Craft Corps, so I was happy to be able to continue that discussion there. Here are a few pictures from the evening–enjoy!
Dave’s artsy shot of the stairway to the museum entrance.
A few knitter’s came early, but were prepared for the wait.
Set-up in front of the 1st piece I chose, Josef Alber’s “Study to Homage to the Square Remote”.
Hand quilted pillow, embroidered collage and knitted scarf, inspired by works in the museum. Get the pattern for the latter, the Dewy Scarf (and see Wilson Alwyn Bentley’s photograph which inspired it), over at LarkCrafts.com!
Signing copies of Craft Corps.
Signing the 1st pattern this attendee ever knit from, my Kick-Ascot–so cool she brought it!
Dave with our oldest son, Tanner, at the reception.
Our youngest son, Tristan, was inspired to draw during the event.
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