David Vollmer's Profile
Hello, my name is David Vollmer. I learned to knit with yarn as a child growing up in rural Idaho as a way to keep busy during the long cold Idaho winters. Several years ago I began experimenting with wire knitting, after being inspired by an artist who created crocheted wire textiles. I struggled for months trying to create anything that had a consistent gauge and stitch quality, which eventually led me to developing my “off the needle” technique to wire knitting.
I have really come to enjoy working with wire as my medium of choice. Being pliable yet retaining form, knitted wire as a medium has allowed me the freedom to create shapes and designs that would be impossible with other materials. I enjoy using a technique that is usually associated with soft and draping constructions and, instead, creating more ridged architectural forms.
My artwork has been…
- Born on May 15
- Joined December 15, 2008