21 Jan '12, 11am

Cool article on Julia Ramsey’s Dramatic Knits Meditate on Our Relationship With Clothing via @ThinkDevGrow

To say that Ramsey, who once apprenticed with the legendary Kaffe Fassett in London, has a deep appreciation for natural fibers is an understatement. To create “Pelt,” Ramsey gathered large skeins of organic wool roving left in their raw, undyed state. Using knitting needles as thick as broomsticks, she skillfully transformed them into a “flurry of knots and bobbles,” churning out sweaters, wraps, shawls, and a skirt that showcase the fiber’s natural beauty. To create “Pelt,” Ramsey gathered large skeins of organic wool roving left in their raw, undyed state. Each piece, according to Ramsey, serves as a second skin, a “source of comfort, a temporary shelter, a reminder of an animal’s gift.” Because the knits are presented without artifice or embellishment, their material origins are plain to see. Neither do they obey the contours of the human body or give up their independ...

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