Wearable Art   5 comments

First – hope everyone likes my new format!

This is only tangentially about schnauzers, but I wanted to share my first piece of wearable art. It’s a tank top that I designed and knit myself. I knit this tank in the months following the passing of my darling Checkers. I knit it while sitting in her favorite spot on the sofa, remembering her and in memory of her. I call it my Checkers Paw Print tank.

I chose purple, for that was the color of her collar. And the black is for the black racing stripe she had along her back.







The lace throughout is shaped like a paw print.


But what really makes it stand out and draws people in are the shoulder straps. My mother, being the creative fiber and fabric artist that she is, had no difficulty whipping up these unique straps. She also added a satin lining. So not only is this a work of art, but it is a mother-daughter effort. Truly very special to me.

I was reminded of how special when I wore it in to the office this week. Several coworkers commented on it, but one stopped me and asked not only where did I get it, but was it available in any other colors? When I said that I knit it myself, she asked if I’d knit one for her. I offered to knit her something else, but declined to make another paw print tank. She understood when I explained why it will always be one-of-a-kind.

Posted July 14, 2012 by iloveschnauzers in Fiber Arts

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5 responses to “Wearable Art

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  1. It does look like a paw print!! What a beautiful item and your Mom’s straps are perfect.


  2. I do like the new whiter, brighter format!


  3. I love the story behind this tank. Can’t wait to see it in person!


  4. Andrea, it’s beautiful and such a beautiful sentiment. Please bring it to Richmond!!


  5. I really like the top but i really love the sentiment behind it, i’m sorry you lost Checkers, it’s awful to lose one of the family but what a fabulous way to remember them.
    Jo xx


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