Hot Off the Needles: My Latest Work

With the depths of winter upon us here in New Hampshire, I’ve kept myself busy (playing hockey and) stitching up a storm:

Snowflake, flower or mandala, each design is worked one freehand stitch at a time…

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With no two designs ever coming out exactly the same way twice, each of my heirloom handknit hats is guaranteed to be as unique as you. And no hat will keep you as warm in the sleet and snow, I promise!

Come and check them out for yourself from 9am – 2pm this Saturday at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, New Hampshire.

Hope to see you there!

Learn about more upcoming shows, or contact me to arrange a personal visit to my home studio in Canaan, New Hampshire.

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Inspiration For Embroidery via Snowflake Bentley

Yesterday, northern New England was awash in a snowfall of such fluffy, powdery flakes that I felt a certain kinship with Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, of Jericho, Vermont, who, in 1885, became the 1st person to photograph a single snow crystal:

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting, taken with my point & shoot camera.

“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others.”

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.”

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

“When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.” ~Wilson A. Bentley

Leaving no record except as the inspiration for my own snowflake embroidery.

And so, for the beauty of little things, I give thanks.