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Barns: Beauties of the Field--Even More Barns!

By: Collection curated by Lisanne Miller

Still Standing, 11" x 20", hand-dyed wool and Colegrove yarn on linen. Designed and hooked by Francine Even, Norwalk, Connecticut, 2016.

Barns, whether new with a shiny roof or just about to fall into the pasture where it stood for centuries, have stories to tell. The story may be one of work, one of barn dances, or one of a family converting it to a home.

Whatever story, it is a beautiful one that stamps a memory into each of our hearts. Once you start looking for barns, you see them everywhere—standing strong in the middle of hundreds of acres or peeking through the foliage.

I asked each fiber artist to stretch themselves somehow: in technique, color, design, or in combining elements. The participants were only limited by their own imagination. Each of the fiber artists was selected because of their individual creativity, whether it be in rug hooking, needlework, or punch needle.

Lisanne Miller is the owner of W. Cushing & Co/Joan Moshimer’s Studio, P is for Primitive, and Peace, Love and Wool.  She is the co-director of Caraway Rug School, and a “Fellow” Craftsman of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. Lisanne has served on the ATHA Board for the past 9 years in various capacities and continues to teach across the country at rug schools, hook-ins, and other venues.

This article is from the September/October 2016 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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Love the old barn.


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