Just as Navajo weavers passed down the process of rug making to the next generation so have my Scandinavian ancestors used their hands to work fibers into their crafts. My mom’s dad and mom came to Ellis Island in the early twentieth century from Sweden and Finland. My mom and her three sisters learned knitting and crocheting from their Finnish mother, and my mom has taught me and my daughter to knit and crochet. Feeling driven to create fiber art with my hands could have a genetic link.
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What are your family connections to creating artwork?
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