Episode 171

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This episode includes the following segments: Yarn Lover at Large, The Front Porch, The Back Porch, and Off the Shelf.


Yarn Lover at Large

“to fill space in a beautiful way”

 

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A meticulous seamstress, Georgia O’Keeffe sewed and repaired her own clothing for most of her life. The exhibit includes carefully-preserved garments that are nearly 100 years old.

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The artist’s New York era clothing is predominately black and white.
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My day in Brooklyn included a visit to the Botanical Gardens with Jennie, Allison, and Melissa. Thank you, Melissa, for this photo.

The Back Porch

Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston. Knit in a lovely kit from Foster Sheep Farm yarn.
Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston. Knit in a lovely kit from Foster Sheep Farm yarn.
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Willow Tank sewn from ice-dyed muslin that I acquired from a vendor at the Steel City Fiber Festival.

The Front Porch

The #summertopmal will continue until I record Episode 172 — so you have about two more weeks to create and chatter on the Ravelry thread.

Another Tsumuzikaze top, this time in drop dead lovely Samite (bursting fig).
Another Tsumuzikaze top, this time in drop dead lovely Samite (bursting fig).

Off the Shelf

As I thought more about Georgia O’Keeffe, I grew curious about any ekphrastic poetry that may exist.  A little searching led me to a collection by Jessica Jacobs.  In this episode, I read the title poem of the collection, which was awarded the 2015 New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. Click the link below to see an image of the painting that inspired the poem.