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Cara May

Knitting becomes increasingly intuitive as I grow well beyond the age of 8 when I began to pursue "perfection" in the craft. Cursing my mistakes or sobbing while unraveling hours of work has morphed into intrigue as an opportunity is offered by a dropped stitch, a random dye lot, a perceived mishap. An altered avenue of exploration presents itself, & I practice heeding the whispers that pull me on a new path. I find peace & joy in that space, quietly crossing barriers between fashion, craft, perhaps art.

Small batch, artisanal production - my pieces are understated, natural fiber creations.  The subtlety of each piece belies unique textures, remarkable fibers & sculptural shapes.  Every garment is handcrafted from start to finish - starting with selecting yarns and designing, then moving on to knitting, sewing seams, felting, blocking finished pieces, (or not blocking, just leaving deliciously crumpled & deconstructed).  

My vision is founded in the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic.  I like the way Architect, Tadao Ando defines wabi-sabi. “... Underplayed & modest, the kind of quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered… It’s a richly mellow beauty that’s striking but not obvious, that you can imagine having around you for a long, long time.”