EPISODE 41 :: Anny Crane on Becoming an Art Teacher & Processing Through Art

photo by Erika Townsley

photo by Erika Townsley

The Close Knit podcast aims to hold space for conversation about the ways we use fiber to process world and life events

This week I spoke to Anny Crane. Anny is a process artist, working mainly in embroidery. Anna’s process struck me visually because she embroiders onto paper, usually that she’s made - so there’s a lot to take in, textures, colors, embellishments. I loved getting to talk to Anny about how she got started with the sort of art she creates, something she found as her grandmother was passing & how her process has changed and stayed the same.We discuss her move to Michigan, her current job situation & how sometimes settling into success can feel intimidating. Be sure to stay tuned to the end - we really get into some big feelings around social media and how our use of it has changed over time. 

anny crane studio.jpg

A huge thank you to this episode’s sponsor - Making Things. Last episode, I got to introduce you to Making Things, so for this episode, I wanted to tell you more about their soon-to-launch platform. Making Things is like Netflix- but better, because it’s for knitting & crochet - it’s unlimited access to all your favorite patterns in one place. All the pattern have been tech edited and tested so you know that you’re getting the best quality resources.  Not only that, but there’s a whole digital toolbox to bring these interactive patterns to life - counters, row highlighters, chart grids, editable notes & live pattern support - all designed by and for the knitting and crochet community. You can follow Making Things’ journey as they go live on instagram at @themakingthingsapp and online at makingthingsapp.com 

liz's knitted self portrait - her first intarsia (!!)

liz's knitted self portrait - her first intarsia (!!)

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