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30th Street Craft Market Featured Artist: PunkRocKnits

Headphones with knitted sleeves by PunkRocKnits

Headphones with knitted sleeves by PunkRocKnits

 I think the best way to describe my work would be freeform knitting design.  I often knit as I feel lead, using knitting needles as my canvas and yarns as my paints.
I focus on using primarily sustainable and eco-friendly fibers – recycled sari silk, banana and bamboo yarns, and natural, unprocessed animal fibers.  Lately my favorite materials to work with are sari ribbon, organic cotton, curly wools, and mohair.

I studied painting in college, however knew nothing about knitting until 2006 when I took a class at a local arts studio.  I’ve been knitting fervently ever since.  PunkRocKnits was born in 2009 when I decided to enter the craft show scene.
I’m inspired daily by the God-created landscape around me, especially cloud formations and the horizon line as the sun sets.  I love color, texture, and sparkle, so you’ll find those elements make my style easily recognizable!