Fiskars AiR welcomes you to our monthly artist meeting with visual artist Arlene Tucker. Join us for a cup of coffee and some inspiring and passionate discussions that might vacillate around art, culture and community.
Friday, April 13th from 16:00–18:00 at Antique Cafe, Fiskarsintie 352 C, 10470 Fiskars
You can check out Arlene's work here:
Last night I attended the knitting circle at Cafe Antique. I left my knitting sticks at home so I brought my mini loom and giant ball of ribbons. There, I coincidentally happen to meet Anna Ulff whom I have heard such nice things about since my recent trip to Kokkola! And when I started telling her about Ryijy project a fellow overhead and suggested I read the book Ryijyn taikaa: Opas ryijyn suunnitteluun ja valmistukseen by Ulla Karsikas.
I immediately checked if the local library had it on the shelves and there it waited for me. My walk to and fro Pohjan kirjasto took about 2 hours. That is devotion.
On the way back I ran into one of the ladies from last night's knitting circle and told her I had just arrived from my library walk. I showed her the book and she helped me figure out one of my persistent obstacles. The book is very detailed with pictures and descriptions, but I couldn't find the bit on how to take off the weaving from the loom when you are finished. My new friend with a basket hanging from her arm carrying a few empty beer bottles helped me!
My circle of luck is complete.
I am very excited that for the whole month of April I will be in Fiskars Village devoting my time to ryijy, knots, and creating spaces for spontaneous weaving! Keep posted for an Artist Meeting, public workshops, and surprise installations. To learn more about Fiskars AiR, please click here.
It's hard not to be inspired when you wake up to this beautiful view!
Arlene Tucker is currently based in Helsinki, Finland.