Socks Tag

[caption id="attachment_13664" align="aligncenter" width="472"]Gandy_Tulips_Close_Up_1_medium2 Tulip detail on knitted sock by Charles Gandy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13659" align="alignright" width="243"]Gandy_CP5_8587 Charles holding his tulip-themed sock outside the Wet Room[/caption] You can envision Charles Gandy's sculptural socks warming cold winter feet, or you could imagine seeing his socks in a fine art gallery. He has a show coming up at The Bascom Art Center in Highlands (see below for details) that explores this very topic. He is a TKGA Master Knitter and is a renowned designer with a published book focusing on his creative sock designs: The Embellished Sock: Knitted Art for the Foot. We are lucky to have Charles teach regularly at the Folk School. I sat down with him in the Wet Room Studio during his last class where students were working on fantastic knitted pieces like vegetable gardens, jonquils, and Pop Art-esque Campbell’s soup cans. Let’s find out a little bit more about Charles Gandy.