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February 24, 2014

Hands-on approach

8th Annual Winter Woolen Workshop teaches how to be creative with handwork

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“My mother taught me to knit when I was 8 years old and I’ve been doing it ever since,” she said of her experience in the art.

“I love it. I’ve been coming to the workshops for three years. I was taking crocheting classes and a lady ask me if there is a knit club in Kokomo. I said no. But, I told her if she organized one, I would come. And that’s how the Kokomo Knit Wits were born.”

Lynn Celarek of Double Spin Handwork Artisans, teaches people the art of needle punch on the second floor of the mansion.

“It’s an old art. It was used in the early days to embellish the collars and cuffs on clothes,” said Celarek.

Celarek got involved with a local group called the Granny Bees and began teaching the craft out of her house.

“I liked the way it flows,” she said, of the needle work. “It’s like coloring and I always liked coloring as a kid.”

 

 

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