Mary Rhodes – Featured Artist

Random Stitch Shawl/Scarf

Random Stitch Shawl/Scarf

Local artist Mary Rhodes shares about her crochet work:

“Why outsource production of things you need when you can make so much yourself, be more connected with your self and your environment? Crochet is non-threatening, non-binary, and non-mechanized. It is the un-drug of choice for lots of otherwise respectable people to have fun with pliable materials, encouraging mindfulness and intellectual engagement – it’s cheaper than therapy! I teach, make stuff, repair hand-stitched heirloom pieces, and write about crochet, including patterns. My blog is mainly about technique and includes a number of concept patterns. I have one pattern in my Etsy shop, with plans for more.”

The artist’s connection to Santa Cruz:
“I sell my work at Art of Santa Cruz and local craft fairs. While not a native of this area, I’ve lived in Santa Cruz county for over 35 years, after first living in Japan and in Connecticut.”

Baskets and Bowls

Baskets and Bowls

Find out more about Mary’s crochet by visiting her website.

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