Knitting Machine Lessons by appointment
Knitting Machine Lessons & Refurbished Machines, Original Art, Yarns & Fibers, Tutorials, and More
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Art Fusion Jewelry is dedicated to the creation of wearable, fashionable artwork. Each work is hand constructed in the US and is one of a kind. All pieces have been made according to industry standard and stress tested. Should one break in the course of normal wear, we will gladly replace it.
When you order from us, whether it's your first or tenth time, you become part of our family. During your search for the perfect art piece, we pledge to help you through the process. We hope that your purchase from us becomes the first of many.
We promise to treat our customers with honesty and respect. We pride ourselves on the quality of our jewelry and we want clients to feel the same pride when wearing the original art pieces from our store. We hope you will be a part of our family for many years to come.
I have had a deep and abiding love for Art my entire life, especially textile arts. I taught myself spinning, machine knitting, weaving, crocheting, dyeing and sewing in my teens, Over the years, I took up tie dyeing, silk painting, bead stringing, lampwork bead making and glass fusing. I also got into more machine based arts, like machine embroidery and knitting, sublimated products and graphic design. My favorite artistic mediums are machine knitting and spinning and making clothing by hand.
I got my first machine in 1976 in the middle of Idaho, where there were literally no resources for machine knitters. I moved to the Seattle area in 1980, where there was a big machine knitting following and 4 or 5 stores dedicated to this or that brand. I was in knitting machine heaven. I traded an old studio with no patterning on it for a Toyota 901. The machine purchase included lessons and finally I could do more than make rectangles. I literally made all of my work clothes back then on the knitting machine (skirts & tops, dresses, jackets).
Today, there are no companies actively making and selling knitting machines. There are very few brick and mortar stores left (fortunately, you can find most anything on the internet). The majority of people who used them back in the day, have given it up. The motivation to knit clothing is challenged by mass produced knitwear for less than what you could buy the yarn for.