Kyla Allon's Profile

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All of the items found in Knitting Roots are handmade by us, Stevie and Kyla, two women who have fallen in love with the mountains, rivers, fields and forests of Vermont. We both have backgrounds in the visual arts and find the natural world to be our inspiration and pallet. Stevie tends to gravitate towards wood, carving along the circling grain and imagining the stories each mark holds. I am drawn to wool, to placing spin in the locks of fiber and feeling the ancient pull of the spinning wheel. However, each of our pieces is a joint effort, for Stevie can often be found needle felting acorns and I sanding walnut buttons. We believe that the forest should be brought into the home, whether through a pinecone shaped candle or a hand carved wooden spoon. We are always grateful for gifts from the wilderness: fallen branches, shorn wool, acorn tops, walnuts and so much more. We strive to honor these lovely artifacts through our…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 18
  • Joined December 11, 2008

Favorite materials

Wood, wool, acorn tops, walnuts, beeswax, natural dyes

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KnittingRoots
Unique wood and wool creations by Kyla and...

About

All of the items found in Knitting Roots are handmade by us, Stevie and Kyla, two women who have fallen in love with the mountains, rivers, fields and forests of Vermont. We both have backgrounds in the visual arts and find the natural world to be our inspiration and pallet. Stevie tends to gravitate towards wood, carving along the circling grain and imagining the stories each mark holds. I am drawn to wool, to placing spin in the locks of fiber and feeling the ancient pull of the spinning wheel. However, each of our pieces is a joint effort, for Stevie can often be found needle felting acorns and I sanding walnut buttons. We believe that the forest should be brought into the home, whether through a pinecone shaped candle or a hand carved wooden spoon. We are always grateful for gifts from the wilderness: fallen branches, shorn wool, acorn tops, walnuts and so much more. We strive to honor these lovely artifacts through our handwork-turning walnuts into necklaces and wool into yarn. We try to stay true to the original shape of each piece, believing that a branch bent from a northern wind should never be forgotten.

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