Katie Gingrass Gallery

Joh Ricci

My primary method is knotting, while netting, crochet and hand beadweaving may also be used in combination with one another. Materials consist mainly of nylon that I hand dye in order to achieve a broad range of colors that are unique to my work. For specific pieces that require a different approach to their form and to visually create different textures, unique novelty yarns may be used. Through sketches, shapes and designs, as well as, color combinations are explored. The tedious and rhythmic motion of making knots begins using guidelines of my design specifications. Often, a piece follows it's own path, which I embrace as a natural response to the creative process of manipulating colored threads to cover a three-dimensional form.