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fibrous artistry ❤ Carol Milne’s knitted glass


"Bent" Kiln-Cast lead crystal knitted glass & needles by Carol Milne

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Carol Milne is an award winning Canadian sculptor living in Seattle, Washington. Her work is recognized internationally. I discovered her this week when Ashley Little featured her in an article for the Craftsy blog. Clearly, the fibrously non-traditional crystal glass artistry of Carol Milne confirms her as an exceptionally talented lover of yarn! Her unique process begins by “knitting” with wax. The wax is then covered with special molding material and placed into a 1530ºF kiln. The heat melts away the wax, filling the void with melted glass… So, ‘guess that makes the kiln her preferred blocking method?!? 😉 Read more about Carol Milne’s stylish creativity at her website. You can also “like” her facebook page and follow her on Pinterest.

What sort of non-traditional materials have you thought to craft with? My wildest fibrous dream so far has been knitting and spinning yarn made of newspapers and plastic grocery bags… Stay tuned for more about that, once I get the kinks worked out 🙂 ❤ Jackie

"Handmade" Kiln-Cast lead crystal knitted glass & needles by Carol Milne

 

 

 

 

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“I see my knitted work as a metaphor for social structure. 

Individual strands are weak and brittle on their own 
but deceptively strong when bound together.” 

— Carol Milne, from CREATIVE PROCESS "Knitting with Glass" 
 2011 summer issue Fiberarts® magazine, Interweave Press, LLC

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12 responses

  1. Very, very cool concept and process! Tks for sharing.

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    September 14, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  2. This is fascinating. Thanks for telling us about it.

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    September 15, 2014 at 5:54 am

  3. Topaz

    My goodness, what an intriguing concept! I love the “Handmade” sculpture especially – how creative and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing! xx

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    September 17, 2014 at 6:18 am

    • Hi Topaz 🙂 Yes, “Handmade” is my favourite too! So glad you stopped by today and enjoyed this post! 🙂 ❤ ❤

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  4. really cool way of knitting.. and I must say using different medium to knit is really fascinating.. and the pair of hands looks kind of scary to me.. but the idea is cool. great share. 😉

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    September 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    • Oh-ho dear sweet Angela… halloween is next month, but you shall have no fear if you can try to imagine that you are the body for those knitting hands 😉 And yes, the artist is very clever to have thought of knitting in this way. The detail and process of her work is indeed fascinating! ❤ ❤

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      September 19, 2014 at 12:05 am

  5. Unbelievable?!? To even think of it!

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    September 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    • Yup, so true! Unbelievably fresh ideas for creativity out there, even amidst 7 billion minds 🙂 ❤ ❤

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      September 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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