10 years old, pro knitting instructor
With 5 years of knitting experience (thanks grandma!) and at the wizened age of 10, all reports indicate that Jack Kashork is fantastic instructor. This window into a group of adults being brought into the knitting community was delightful. It also got us thinking about how the fiber arts are such a great connector of people – across generations, cultures, and even epochs. Once in that vein, our news feed came alive…
Ancient and contemporary
Next up is a delightful review of a gallery exhibit that looks wonderful – and should be on anyone’s visit list if you’re in the vicinity of New Haven, Connecticut, and the Yale University Art Gallery this summer: “Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles”. According to Brian Slattery’s account of the exhibit, the designs feel at times strikingly modern, and you’ll have a hard time not connecting with the artisans from thousands of years and miles away.
A universal language?
Finally, for those of you lucky enough to be traveling to someplace new and needing to make connections in another language – consider trying fiber-arts. This tale of making friends in San Miguel de Allende (knitting, in Mexico and in Spanish, in this case) sure did make us want to travel with knitting needles! What a great gateway to connections and learning. A great reminder to be open to connections where ever you are, and that a shared fiber arts passion, or a sharing of your passion, is a time tested delight!