7015 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64113 (816) 361-6643
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Kansas City, MO
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.
"Spring Rabbit" 8"x10" pillow, hand hooked with hand cut wool on cotton monk's cloth. Polyester filled. by Marne Close $50