Mary Elaine Harris - Fiber Artist





I was born and raised here in Birmingham where I attended Woodlawn High School. After school I would catch a bus and ride downtown to Loveman's Department store where I took knitting lessons.








At that time I had to knit from other people's patterns. Several years ago, I ran across some books on freeform knitting. My knit spirit was freed.











With freeform knitting there is no pattern, as such. I just grab some favorite colored and textured yarns and let the piece design itself as I knit.









I have a degree in Graphic Design from UAB. My favorite professor, Edith Frohock, said above all "I was a colorist".






She was correct. I love playing with color and watching as the colors play together in my pieces.

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