Elissa Auther University of Minnesota Press | 248 pages | 83 color images | 2009 ISBN 978-0-8166-5609-7 | paper | $29.95 ISBN 978-0-8166-5608-0 | cloth | $90.00 String, Felt, Thread presents an unconventional history of the American art world, chronicling the advance of thread, rope, string, felt, and fabric from the “low” world of craft to the “high” world of art in the 1960s and 1970s and the emergence today of a craft counterculture. In this full-color illustrated volume, Elissa Auther discusses the work of American artists using fiber, considering provocative questions of material, process, and intention that bridge the art–craft divide.
There are lots of nationally known knitting teachers coming to town in April to be part of Yarnover. In addition to being a teacher for our event, some of the teachers will be teaching different workshops at some of our local yarn shops before or after Yarnover. Here is list of different educational knitting opportunities that you may want to check out!
Posted in News by Yarnover Committee on Jan 18th, 2010
This is the event you have all been waiting for! In just a few short weeks — Saturday, April 17, to be exact — knitting royalty from around the country will be converging at Hopkins High School for a day of learning, fun, and stash enhancement. This is the MKG's 24th annual Yarnover, and for many members it kicks off the spring. The most difficult choice is which of the three- to six-hour classes to take. If workshops aren’t your thing, be sure to check out our ever-popular market, where wonderful goodies await your perusal. New this year, you can come and just see the keynote speaker for $5 (exact change please), if you do not wish to take any classes.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.