Lori Ann Wallin’s work is firmly grounded in tradition; she learned to knit, sew, and embroider from her mother, aunts, and grandmothers before the age of ten. She built on that tradition, studying fiber and textiles in college, expanding into weaving and spinning, working with master fiber artists across the Pacific Northwest, and forming connections with other women in the arts. Lori focuses on functional, wearable art and believes the mindful creation and use of everyday objects has power to positively transform the experience of daily life. Lori hopes to raise awareness of the dedication, vision and skill required to master those arts traditionally – and often dismissively – labeled as “women’s work.”
Creature with Wings
24” diameter, 48” length
Creature with Wings is a fledgling: cocksure and fiercely proud of its wings, not entirely sure how to manage them yet. Free Knit in commercially dyed baby alpaca and merino, stuffed with Poly-fil, and machine felted, Creature with Wings is second in a series of creatures aspiring to fly.