Valentina Devine is really her name! Born in Russia and married to an Irishman this combination of names sounds like a retired bubble dancer, but this is her name.
She first came to my attention in "Knitting in America" by Melanie Falick (1996) in the section featuring Southwest artists. The article was entitled "Valentina Devine's Creative Freedom". Creative freedom really defines her. Later, when in her class, she most often said "It doesn't matter!" And for her that is true; Valentina uses whatever method works to create her textiles: knit, crochet, embroidery, scrumbling. For those who need patterns to follow, she provides liberating inspiration. Studying her various techniques is such fun. Color and texture excites her. Now living in Los Alamos, New Mexico, her free flowing designing career is inspired by the light and colors of her area.
hanging sculptures in galleries and homes to the clothing in boutiques, Valentina's
creations catch the eye and inspire textile artists.
Valentina now enjoys designing for different publications. She has been a contributor to many knitting and crochet books. Over time she has added to the courses she teaches. There are now eight different techniques. She shows her art-to-wear garments in different boutiques throughout the United States.
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