Beyond Knit & Purl

 

ShirleyMeyer

In the 1950s, when you wore a sweater, most likely your mother, aunt or grandmother knitted it for you. They were expert in the skill of knitting, but it was wasn’t considered an art form back then.

Shirley Meyer, a WAV resident living at SHORE, has taken knitting to the master level. She has won awards for her intricate pieces done in what is called the cable stitch. The execution of this particular technique doesn’t allow for distracting chats and socializing, as when one is creating with the simple knit one – purl one technique. One must concentrate totally on the stitch count, as there is no allowance for mistakes if the desired effect is to be achieved.

Meyer won Best of Show at the Ventura County Fair in 2012. Her award winning piece will be on display at the WAV Theater Gallery for First Friday, October 3rd, from 6 to 9 PM. Come chat with Shirley and ask her about her art. She is allowing herself to be distracted by conversation to welcome guests who will be significantly impressed by her children’s wardrobe and throws.

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