Textile (Fiber) Art – Knitting & Crochet

Knitting and Crochet are undoubtedly crafts, but they are also art forms.  The art of knitting was revolutionized by Mary Walker Phillips (1923-2007).  As her New York Times obituary stated, “What Miss Phillips did, starting in the early 1960s, was to liberate knitting from the yoke of the sweater. Where traditional knitters were classical artists, faithfully reproducing a score, Miss Phillips knit jazz. In her hands, knitting became a free-form, improvisational art, with no rules, no patterns and no utilitarian end in sight.”



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