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Stories in Stitiches

PRESENTED ON JUL 12, 2018
IN YORK @ VOL 16
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  • Art

Catherine Djimramadji weaves together her love of knitting and her interest in social, local and family history, telling stories through knitted stitches and patterns and exploring the role of knitting in York's history.

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The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

BY PAMELA LEONARD
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

By day, Pamela Leonard uses colored pencils and models in her life as an architect, creating buildings and spaces for habitation and wonder. By night, yarn and watercolors become the materials by which rich structures for warmth and joy are created at her hand. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and a practicing Architect, Pamela always looks for the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in her work, day and night. Join her as she intersects architecture and wool.

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Knitting My Journey

BY MAIJA NYGREN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Maija Nygren makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.

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All About Sheep

BY REENA MEIJER DREES
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Reena Meijer Drees takes us on a whirlwind tour of these fascinating wool-bearing creatures: where they come from, the huge variety of breeds, and some little-known facts about your woolen clothing!

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Weaving Magic

BY LUCY DAVIDSON
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

From hobbiest to professional crafter, Lucy Davidson shares her creative journey, from learning new weaving skills to dying her own wool and using special frames made by her father. 

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Stories in Metal

BY STEFANIE DUECK
@ VOL 47 ON NOV 29, 2018

Stefanie Dueck presentation is about the unique histories behind handmade objects. She discusses her background, the stories behind some specific pieces, and how the story of her work develops as it's passed on to others.

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Using Art And Creativity To Effect Social Change

BY ANGELICA ALLEYNE
@ VOL 2 ON DEC 14, 2018

Make-up artist, fashion model, and budding visual artist, Angelica Alleyne shares her story of using visual art to effect change in Trinidad and Tobago. 

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Stitching Stories Through Coreography

BY BARRIE BARTON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.

Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."

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Finding Balance With Art and Design

BY NOELLE SHARP
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.