Lakes and ponds define my family’s best memories. My father passed his childhood summers on Maine’s Damariscotta Lake, and we still spend as many weekends as possible on Maine shorelines.
Creating textiles and garments intertwines memories with the yarn itself, causing bursts of remembrance whenever I see, touch, or wear my projects. After a summer trip to Maine, I wanted to make something that would keep the visions of these lakes—and my family—fresh in my mind’s eye, even though I now live far away.
I decided to create a series of three knitted panels, using embroidery for details, that would act as fiber windows onto these important landscapes.