|Valentina Devine is really 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, scumbling.
For those who need patterns to follow, she begins a liberating inspiration.
A recent book, Knit Lit by Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf (2002), has a contribution from Valentina as does "Simple Knits for Sophisticated Living" by Barbara Albright (2003).
For knitters who want to use her patterns, Knit'Style has shown her designs in every issue since 1998, Knitters Magazine several designs since 1998, and in Ironstone Yarn Company designs.
Knitting workshops are held in Monticello
(Lucy Neatby in March/April and
Photos by Lori Manning Berg
Copyright © 2003.
The Dining Room at 209 Main
JAPANESE TEXTILES -- OLD AND NEW
Men Who Knit
Quilts by the Thursday Friends
WEAVING WITH SEWING THREAD
HISTORIC MONTICELLO WOOLEN MILL
Katherine Pence Inspired by Everything
WHY DO I SPIN?
THE EARLY KNITTED WORKS OF JOYCE WILLIAMS