Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Woolly Thoughts" of American Gothic

A new cold front moving in to the area has turned the American Gothic House Center frigid after hitting over 60 degrees yesterday. I popped out once from the Center today to take a picture for some visitors in front of the house, and now I’m feeling chilled to the bone!

I felt a bit warmer after receiving an email from a company called Woolly Thoughts that has created a very interesting knitted version of American Gothic. The technique is called “illusion knit” where you don’t see the image from the front, but only from the sides of the piece.

You can also see a video of the work at this link:

You can check out Woolly Thoughts at their website to learn more about this technique They even have patterns for purchase to make your own American Gothic illusion knit. I think I might have to get some for our gift shop!

Holly Berg

American Gothic House Center

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