Thursday, April 14, 2016

Knots get their day in the sun

I wrote several posts last winter about my new art technique of tying a bazillion overhand knots in a piece of thread to build up large sculptural forms.  My plan was to enter them in Fiberart International, but they were rejected.  So they were open to be entered again, this time in the Transgressing Traditions show sponsored by Surface Design Association, and this time I had better luck.

Unspooled (details below)

Here's the one that got in.  The knotted forms are emerging from wooden spools.

The show will be held at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn NY, a lovely venue where I have had the pleasure of seeing some great shows in the past.  Don't know if I'll be able to make it to the opening on June 3 but I can hope.


  1. I think these are amazing!--what a lot of hand work...I find they make me smile--being a knitter for years they remind me of untangling yarn...and here you are making knots on purpose LOL
    Good luck...hugs, Julierose

  2. As always, congratulations on your success. May it continue.

  3. Oh cool and well done! These will instigate a lot of conversation, I am sure.

  4. Congratulations Kathy! You know how much I love these pieces.

  5. Kudos on your acceptance. These are very cool and I'm glad they found a home.

  6. These are wonderful little guys!