Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Cards from Our Own FiberWild Artist Wendi!

Knitters and Crocheters are a special kind of people. Sure, we could buy our mittens and socks sweaters at Nordstrom, Land’s End, or even Walmart, but we realize that there’s something extraordinary about handmade items.

"Santa Scout", "Warm Heart", and "Stitchmas Tree" Holiday Greeting Cards

Most of our FiberWild! employees are artists in their non-FiberWild! lives. When they’re not at the shop, our employees are painters, photographers, printmakers, pattern designers, authors, quilters, and seamstresses as well as the spinners, weavers, crocheters, and knitters that you might expect.

Wendi Dibbern is one of our artists, and she has created a series of hand printed holiday cards specifically with fiber lovers in mind.

How is it done? First, Wendi transfers her hand drawn image to a block of artist’s linoleum. She uses carving tools to carefully cut the design into the block, ink is applied by hand using a brayer, paper is placed on top, and the printing is completed with a run through her etching press. The hands-on process creates a print that is slightly unique each time.

Check out that “Stitchmas” tree. Do you see the scissors, crochet hooks, stitch markers, and other notions? It’s like a “Where’s Waldo” puzzle for fiber artists. Look closely at the “Warm Heart” and you’ll see the warmest handmade mittens, hats, and scarves. And of course, who doesn’t love FiberWild’s own mascot cat Scout in his adorable sweaters? Now that he’s calling himself an artist’s model, there’s no dealing with him.

Each card is 5″ x 7″, suitable for framing, and blank on the inside to write your own personal greeting.


Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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