MOTH 2021 Auction ITEM75

Blue Jean

Estimated Value:$125

byHelen Schmidling

Silk & Alpaca Shawlette - 65" x 24"

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"Blue Jean" is a substantial but surprisingly lightweight "boomerang" shaped shawlette. "I find that blue is serene, trustworthy, inviting." Silver lace knit panels alternate with multi-blue panels in the colors of your favorite jeans - from dark blue to faded silver gray - in garter, stockinette, and seed. Dress it up or dress it down, "Blue Jean" is sure to become one of your favorite "Go-To" accessories. The fiber is silk and alpaca; wash in cool water, squeeze and dry flat.

  Artist Statement: "As owner/manager of Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop, I work with all kinds of artists in all kinds of media, but I find my own artistic pleasure in fiber art, particularly yarns. Colors and textures inspire me: I knit and I crochet, and I hardly ever replicate a piece. One and done! I began to make "Blue Jean" during the early months of lockdown, set it aside for a while, and finished it about one year to the day after I began."