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At a very early age I was privileged to learn the art of knitting and crocheting. It was during my summer vacation, as I anticipated attending fifth grade at Emlen Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA, that my childhood friend and neighbor, Angela Johnson, gave me my first lessons. Angela had been taught by her mother, an avid needle arts expert. It was my fond memories of these early lessons that have inspired me to host annual needle arts parties with my dear friends. Many of them had never held a needle before and have discovered an art they can get excited about. On a Saturday afternoon we gather with our baskets of yarn and needles and enjoy learning new stitches and beginning new projects.
Imagine having an idea and being able to craft it into a tangible, functional piece of art that captures your senses of sight and touch. I feel this excitement each time I create one of my "Garments made with threads of love"…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 5
  • Joined December 21, 2009

Favorite materials

Silk ribbon, wool, rayon, acrylic, suede, beading, wooden buttons and metal

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About

At a very early age I was privileged to learn the art of knitting and crocheting. It was during my summer vacation, as I anticipated attending fifth grade at Emlen Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA, that my childhood friend and neighbor, Angela Johnson, gave me my first lessons. Angela had been taught by her mother, an avid needle arts expert. It was my fond memories of these early lessons that have inspired me to host annual needle arts parties with my dear friends. Many of them had never held a needle before and have discovered an art they can get excited about. On a Saturday afternoon we gather with our baskets of yarn and needles and enjoy learning new stitches and beginning new projects.
Imagine having an idea and being able to craft it into a tangible, functional piece of art that captures your senses of sight and touch. I feel this excitement each time I create one of my "Garments made with threads of love".
For more than 40 years I have gifted many of my garments to friends and family. Now I have made them available to you. My garments are few of a kind and in many cases one of kind. Look for my creations made with newer fabrics like silk and satin ribbon. Wear them and feel wonderful!
Thank you for your appreciation of beautiful handmade things.

Blanche Evans

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