Handcrafted corn-shuck figure by Anne Freels of Clinton, Tennessee.
Anne's southern Appalachian heritage inspires so many of her creations, whether it's in the materials she uses, or in the message behind each piece.
On the hang-tag Anne writes: "The Knitter - she first dyes the wool, then spins it into yarn. Then with her nimble fingers she knits shawls, scarves, sweaters and socks for her family and friends."
Dressed in bright yellow and contrasting purple, with a pinafore of natural-colored corn shucks, this modern-day craftswoman holds up the beginning of her latest knitting project (maybe it's a scarf for you!).
Approximately 10 inches tall.
Artist statement included.