That's what my friend, Jennifer Gutherie, once wrote. We were both going to be at the Maker Faire, and in a Facebook post she wrote, "I'll be there as well as Eva Gorman. She knits with weird stuff." I take that as a compliment.
My friend, Janay Rose, sent me a text and asked if I wanted to be part of the Collage Factory on Wheels at the Maker Faire in San Mateo. Now I would be crazy to pass up a chance like that! Janay is a fantastic and creative seamstress, and her friends are just as magical!
Sierra Mohr, Chic Thrills creates eco print clothing, http://etsy.me/2fKALRq
Jaco creates incredible hats from recycled canvas,
Janay Rose, aka The Window Lady, creates couture from recycled clothing,
Scatha, aka, Miss Velvet Cream creates the most incredible couture ballgowns, http://missvelvetcream.blogspot.com/
Auntie Social extraordinary crochet creatures http://etsy.me/2gDEkYh
I was unworthy to be in the company of such incredible rockstars of the art world!
I knew that I wanted to do something creative as well. A demonstration of some sort. Not just knitting with regular old wool, but something new!
While roaming around the second hand store in Chester, CA, I saw a bit of this white rubber stuff hanging out of a box. I gathered the whole thing and asked my Faithful Sherpa what it was.
That's it, I'll knit with speaker wire! "What are you going to do with this" Marie said as she rung me up. "Knit an art piece." After staring at me for a few moments she replied "cool."
The hardest part of this whole project was splitting the plastic sheathing off. My Faithful Sherpa helped me with that task. He used a razor blade and I used scissors. It took a while but we did it!
And I love it.
So, don't be afraid of knitting with "weird stuff." You never know how it will turn out.