Merging Genres: Finding the Bridges in Your Creativity
Alexis Hoy is a knitwear designer, writer, and artist who has never been able to pick just one creative pursuit. She has been designing knitting patterns for over a decade, with a focus on unusual techniques and local fibre producers. Alexis lives with her husband, three sons, and a growing animal menagerie on a small century farm in Southern Ontario. Story Maker is her first book. You can find her online at www.storymadeyarns.com and on Instagram @alexis_storymade
It is human nature to categorize things, but categories can become limiting. When it comes to creative pursuits, makers (artists, crafters, etc.) often have multiple passions, and it can be frustrating to try to focus on just one. Through the creation of her book, Story Maker, author and designer Alexis Hoy found the bridges between her skill sets to create a work that defies categorization and brings a fresh blend to the world of fibre arts.