Marne Close

 Kansas City, MO

 

Art Category: 

Fiber Arts
 

Member since 2017

WOOL is my favorite medium. My philosophy for fiber arts is to make useful, practical items with beauty and whimsy.

I began knitting when I was eight years old moving to costuming school plays in high school. 

After moving to Kansas City from St. Louis in 1979, I began weaving—although knitting remains my very portable therapy. When yarn stores began closing I decided I needed to learn to spin my own. For 10 years I sold handspun yarn along with knitted goods at the Renaissance Festival.

From spinning traditional rug hooking became my artistic outlet as it seems like painting with thin wool strips. I have been rug hooking for the past 20 years, either designing my own patterns or using purchased designs which I alter and use with my own color sense.

I still knit and am currently trying methods of incorporating  appliqué and needle felting with my wool hooking.

 

Marne lives in Kansas City with her cat, and joined Eclectics in 2017.

IMG_1910
IMG_1878
21768304_1785199321508353_60506974459211
IMG_1076
27868069_1946248165403467_88280211368279
IMG_0978_edited_edited
IMG_0972_edited
IMG_6259
IMG_6258
IMG_6261
Marne Close

Hand-hooked

Happy Birthday to Us  1991-2020

29 years in business in the same location

© 2015 Eclectics Gallery. 

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook App Icon
  • Pinterest Classic

handmade art and gifts Eclectics Gallery

7015 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64113 - (816) 361-6643