Forgot your password?

Knitters Corner
Recent Posts


Monday, May 02, 2011

Raku and Blue





One of the things I appreciate most about working with natural stones, pottery, or anything earth-born is how free it is to express the unexpected. Most pottery such as the raku you see in the necklace above is susceptible to the variations of heat and happenstance: artists may attempt to duplicate something exactly but the glaze may think differently or the consistency of the clay may vary, sending the piece in a slightly new direction. That I love, consistency I don't.


So that explains my love for free-range knitting. Every piece insists upon being different and, in some cases, it's impossible to control the outcome.

Here's the thing: I used to be a control-freak and free-range knitting helped me relax, explore and realize, once and for all, that I am NOT control, ever. Control freaks are delusional and possibly complulsive. I know I was but here's the good news: you can be liberated!



Natural & organic

Posted by Jane on 05/02 at 11:33 AM
(1) Add a CommentView all Comments

Page 1 of 1 pages

Recent Comments I've almost finished Rouge Wave and anxiously awaiting Book II. Do you have any idea when it will be available?

By Verlene Brooks on 2014 08 22
From the entry 'Rogue Wave nearing completion!'.




Copyright © 2011 Jane Thornley

design by Eastwood Design powered by ExpressionEngine