Los Alamos Daily Post
Nationally known designer and fiber artist Valentina Devine will open her studio to visitors during the Fabulous Trunk Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. Devine’s studio is located at 1222 Big Rock Loop in Los Alamos.
Devine came to Los Alamos 26 years ago from the Washington, D.C. area, where she became a life-time member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, she sold one-of-a-kind garments as well as wall hangings. She still misses having the company of other artists at the gallery space, but since nothing of the kind was available in Los Alamos, she began selling her work and her hand-dyed yarn out of her home.
“This is an opportunity for people to visit my studio and see where I work, as well as make purchases,” Devine said.
Devine’s latest project is a new line of garments for men (see photos). “You can custom order with your choice of colors,” she said.
Devine is well known in the fiber arts world for her technique of free-form knitting, or knitting without a pattern, getting inspired by colors and textures as you go, but she also creates patterns.
One of her patterns was recently published in “Quick Knits for Kids,” a new book from Vogue and another will be published in the 2017 Spring-Summer edition of Vogue’s “Noro Knits.”
Devine will be selling her garments, wall-hangings and throws, as well as hand-dyed and commercial yarn during this weekend’s Fabulous Trunk Show. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase your holiday gifts from one of the top fiber artists in the U.S., Los Alamos’ own Valentina Devine.