2022 Tour Guides will not be mailed.
Participating artists have them and Sponsors will have them by mid-September.
Kris Wisnewski is primarily a self-taught fiber artist. From the moment she fashioned a crocheted bag as a child to her first pair of hand-knit socks years later, she has been captivated by the feel and malleability of fiber. "Preserving the Art of the Traditional Craft in Contemporary Ways" is her motto. That's why you'll find her products taking key motifs from historical garments and methods while creating something new and unique (as well as useful) in the process.
In addition to hand-knitting fiber products which she sells at shows and on her website kriscreations.com, Kris is a designer on Ravelry, a prominent online platform for designers of patterns for hand-knitting. Her most recent design, her "Ester" shawl (see photo to left), was recognized and featured by The Green Mountain Spinnery Company of Putney, Vermont (whose yarn was used in the shawl) in their Instagram story.
An English major and former ESL teacher, she probably should have gone to art school but didn't. Still, she learned her craft by doing, managing all aspects of her creative business as a whole, and can give any aspiring entrepreneur perspective on how to create their own craft business.
In the future, Kris is looking forward to expanding her abilities with fiber to add more sculptural pieces to her repertoire. For now, you can find her working on colorful and textural hand-knit products for the home and wardrobe while experimenting with the upcycling of unwanted remnant yarns, plastic, and vintage and found items for reuse.
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