Have You Met This Artist??? 4/30/2012


Oh do I have a treat for you this week!!! May I present: Christiane Knight!

Ok first here is a bit about her and a few photos to drive you crazy with:

I’m Christiane “Xiane” Knight of Threeravens Yarns and Fibres, and I got to this fibery place through an interesting journey! As a DJ with a weekly night club, the co-host of the night and I decided that starting a knitting circle in the slow opening hours would be a fun thing to do. We were both total newbies, chicks with mohawks and bright hair sitting around in a dark bar and dropping stitches. It was fun! I was hooked. This naturally progressed to the realisation for me that, even more than the knitting process, it was touching the soft yarns that I loved the most. I decided that I needed to learn how to spin. This was the best decision of my life. I was a natural, and I slowly transitioned from spinning tunes to spinning yarn.

My claim to fame: ” I blend amazing fibres, colours, and textures into a tactile rainbow of awesome.” Whee!

I favour fun, unusual, and eye-catching colours, textures, and techniques. I specialise in artistic and conceptual yarns, art batts, hand-dyed fibres, and couture fibre jewelry. In other words, I like things bright and shiny and lumpy-bumpy and wild and fun – just like me!

Other fun facts: I have been dyeing my hair funny colours since 1985. I love goats and take weekly trips to a farm to feed and pet some local rascally goat-friends. I’ve lived in three different states in the US, yet I’ve never managed to move above the Mason-Dixon line. I went to college for Theatre Arts with a minor in Dance. I didn’t last a year. I’m incredibly handy at many things, all of which are not very good at bringing steady pay. I was the singer of a Goth Rock band, and a radio DJ as well as a club DJ. [see the last statement about getting paid regularly, ha!]

Here are a few more pictures for you to look at from Xiane!

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If you are an artist, or know of an artist you think deserves to be featured, please let me know by leaving a comment here.

My featured artists will go on to be featured on two more blogs this month. Next on  Karen’s blog, then the Indie Mosaic blog and was just featured on Bridgett’s blog! So you get maximum exposure! Since we all do different things you will reach different readers on each of our blogs and you really get your name out there! It’s really great. And best of all: It’s free! If you enjoyed reading this and want to be featured, or know of someone that you think should be featured, leave a comment on this post, or email me at SlaveToMyNeedles@comcast.net.

~Louise

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