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.

Marne Close


Happy Birthday to Us  1991-2021

30 years in business in the same location

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