Kirsten's Profile

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I am a fiber artist who works in freeform crochet. My pieces are comprised mostly of my own handspun and hand dyed yarn, as well as a small amount of yarn spun by others, and commercial yarn. I prefer wool, but occasionally use other natural fibers such as silk, mohair, angora, and alpaca. The finished pieces are richly textured, featuring organic shapes and carefully-chosen colour combinations.

I use crochet because of its incredible flexibility. The stitches can vary in height and direction, they can cluster or spread out, and they can travel along an edge of any shape. There is nothing preventing the creation of arcs, circles, spirals, or meandering paths. It’s the easiest thing in the world to break the plane and create something 3-dimensional.

I aim to create a fabric that is as rich and diverse, as full of subtleties and…

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  • Joined January 9, 2011

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wool silk mohair handspun yarn

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About

I am a fiber artist who works in freeform crochet. My pieces are comprised mostly of my own handspun and hand dyed yarn, as well as a small amount of yarn spun by others, and commercial yarn. I prefer wool, but occasionally use other natural fibers such as silk, mohair, angora, and alpaca. The finished pieces are richly textured, featuring organic shapes and carefully-chosen colour combinations.

I use crochet because of its incredible flexibility. The stitches can vary in height and direction, they can cluster or spread out, and they can travel along an edge of any shape. There is nothing preventing the creation of arcs, circles, spirals, or meandering paths. It’s the easiest thing in the world to break the plane and create something 3-dimensional.

I aim to create a fabric that is as rich and diverse, as full of subtleties and surprises as a patch of beach, a gutter, a forest floor, or a living room floor after the kids have gotten done playing. My freeform work reflects the incremental process of living, a process which creates chaos and diversity, clusters and diasporas.

If there is a unique perspective that I bring to freeform crochet, it comes from my years of experience as a handspinner and knitter. Working with wool for so long in so many different ways has given me a deep knowledge of the behaviours and qualities of the many types of wool and the many methods for constructing yarn, a knowledge that is both technical and visceral.

Website: http://twosistersstringworks.com
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/2sistersstring
Ravelry: TwoSistersString

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