How I Work My Space: Claire Drennan Knitwear

We have a brand new feature for you on the blog! We asked our artists and makers to send us photos of their workspace so that you could see how the magic is made. Keep an eye out for more behind the scenes shots of these talented people and their creative spaces.

First up is the lovely Claire of Claire Drennan Knitwear, a new Heartmade creative who we are very excited about!! She sent us a couple of photos and a video to show her process and the tools she uses to make her beautiful pieces.

  "Here I am doing a demonstration at Art Crawl for Canal Street Studios, showing how I use a punch card “computer” to make my h-town beanies. I am wearing one of my 'cloud ties.'"

"Here I am doing a demonstration at Art Crawl for Canal Street Studios, showing how I use a punch card “computer” to make my h-town beanies. I am wearing one of my 'cloud ties.'"

  "Here I am being silly and saying I made a dickie. It’s actually a tank top I am making from recycled cotton. All of my work is zero waste and makes use of sustainable materials."

"Here I am being silly and saying I made a dickie. It’s actually a tank top I am making from recycled cotton. All of my work is zero waste and makes use of sustainable materials."

"This [video] was taken as I was knitting the centerpiece of “La Piñata de Verdad,” which won first prize in East End Cultura’s Piñatafest Sculpture Contest last year. I am working on my Studio 360 knitting machine, which is from the early 70s and is totally mechanical."

We can't wait to see all of the beautiful pieces that Claire will be showing on April 7th at our 3rd annual spring market! Be sure and stop by her booth and ask about the dickie! 😄 Thanks for the photos, Claire!