Here’s a little more in follow up to our last post regarding our recent trip to Westminster Fiber for the 30 Years of Rowan exhibit.
The show was a great look back at the depth and breadth of design at Rowan. The exhibit was organized into sets of garment and accompanying images which were grouped time capsules. Many of the finished garments were original from the year of its design and were coupled with the magazine of publication. The biographies of the designers were scattered throughout, giving an unbelievable picture of Rowan’s influence on the crafts of knitting and crochet.
Kaffe Fasset’s influence on Rowan was obvious with his Long Leaf sweater (shown blow) at the entrance. This design was from book 12 and is an amazing example of hand knit at its finest. Easily taking hundreds of hours to knit with many rows having at least 30 color changes, this garment contains over 70,000 stitches!
We love Rowan at Seed Stitch and are one of the biggest Rowan sellers in the area. You can see more images from the show on our Flickr page.