ewekulele, 2016, Susan Gehringer

ewekulele // art

Northwest Folklife Festival is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Seattle. Every year, folks gather to enjoy music and art and friends.

The Northwest Basket Weavers started a tradition last year combining the love of fiber with the music of Folklife — fiber-bombed instruments. Techniques such as twining, plaiting, knotting, quilting, tie dye, sewing, and crochet have been used and this year I join in with knitting.

Susan Gehringer
wool, wood, glass beads, metal, plastic
techniques include knitting: cables, lace, stranded color work, steeking, stockinette, reverse stockinette, garter, ribbing; seams in 3-needle bind off, chain (crochet), cross stitch, and mattress stitch; beaded strings.

Come see ewekulele along with other fiber-bombed instruments in the Fiber Arts Tent near the Fisher Pavilion at NW Folklife this weekend, May 27-30, at Seattle Center. If you’re looking for a fun fiber activity, check out the (sedentary) Fiber Flash Mob.



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