Sarah Swett’s Statement
The perfect yarn is a column of air surrounded by fiber.
The best ideas show up when I’m doing something else.
The ideal project takes over my life and requires a season or two to complete. Or a year. Or three. It demands time, but not money. Or new clothes. Sometimes it is new clothes.
The design worth pursuing is not a design at all, but life made manifest in color, texture, image. It is a second captured in cloth, an unfolding story, a small miracle.
This work infiltrates my dreams, builds my biceps, thrills me to the bone and drives me to tears. When I was seven I turned scraps of yarn into a magic carpet. I am still at it.
Sarah Swett’s Biography
Sarah Swett was born in Brooklyn NY, moved to Idaho at eighteen and currently lives in her imagination. Her work travels the world in books, magazines and exhibitions. She stays at home telling stories with yarn and munching on cinnamon toast.