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COVID Days

COVID Days

Fortunately, we do have art. In the daze of social distancing, art is found out the window; rainy greyscale views, brilliant blue skies or a full moon shimmering out my window. I count my blessings..

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Patience in the Studio

Patience in the Studio

If you popped by my place during the Melrose Open Studio Tour, perhaps you noticed that it was not a sparse space. A large design surface held tidbits of several projects in hibernation. Fabric sprung from the wire drawers…

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Knitting 2019

Knitting 2019

Alanna's Knitting Year in Review January 2019: Open the closet door, gaze at my yarn stash and the knitting priority was obvious: Finish those WIPs (works in progress)! Thus began a humbling yet joyous year. Scarf OrnamentMy riff on HanabiraCrochet chain...

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Freedom and constraints: 12″x12″ art work

Freedom and constraints: 12″x12″ art work

Perhaps it's habit. Perhaps someone drilled the golden ratio into my psyche. Until Instagram forced me to frame everything in a square, rectangles and circles were my thing. However, little square works are a popular choice for fundraisers, so last year I challenged...

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Unravel: Voices of E Pluribus Unum

Unravel: Voices of E Pluribus Unum

" I resolve to make a difference." Boston Women's March: Voices of E Pluribus Unum The Arlington Center for the Arts includes this quilt for Unravel - a fiber art exhibit that sheds light on the contemporary political scene. Difficult to photograph, this quilt...

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Finestre Migranti at Verona Tessile

Finestre Migranti at Verona Tessile

The debut of the Finestre Migranti exhibit at Verona Tessile included Alanna’s felt and cotton interpretation on “Immigration Windows.” Here are some of her takeaways.

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“Outside the Ordinary” in Lawrence

“Outside the Ordinary” in Lawrence

Surround yourself with those who share your passion. My fiber art critique group, Joined by Stitch is a perfect example of that adage. Eight spirits work through different stages of their artistic journeys, creating beautiful examples of technique, message and visual...

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Distilling Fiber Thoughts

Distilling Fiber Thoughts

Last summer, I felt certain my Finestre Migranti Immigration Windows quilt would be complete by October. In October, my expectation was surely complete it by the end of 2018. Ha! As winter 2019 begins to thaw, I'm still feverishly felting and stitching. Background...

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