Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Norah Gaughan Visits Ocean State Knit and Crochet Guild
Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Norah Gaughan for the first time. She spent two hours discussing the impetus for her knitting book, Knitting Nature as well as showing us some of her many designs. Norah tells us in the introduction to her book that "The work in this book feels like the melding of my science-and art-loving selves, as well as the continuation of themes that have been developing in my work for years."
This book is more than a book of patterns; it is a way of looking at the world's patterns in nature and knitting. It certainly has provided me with inspiration. Fractals,Phyllotaxis and Pentagons are the essence of her creations.
Luckily for our guild Norah divides her time between Peterborough,NH and Providence, RI. Because of Norah I must seek out the book: The Self Made Tapestry by Phillip Ball. We must continue to feed the well of inspiration.
On another note..........if you haven't heard, another knit designer has bloomed. Eunny Jang is the new editor of Interweave Knits!
Have you seen the new spring edition of Knitty?