Chelle J. Adams

Monongalia County

I have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from California University of PA and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. Although these are not "creative" fields, per se, the business degree is useful in starting my artisan business and the education degree helps me to know how to teach my art to others.I am currently working on a creative degree: The Professional Knitter Certification in The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA).

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About Chelle J. Adams

I design and construct hand-made items by knitting and crocheting natural and acrylic fibers. I am expert level in the following media techniques: Nordic (including Nalbinding), Aran, Japanese (including Shashiko), Intarsia, Brioche, Double Knitting, Entrelac, German Short Rows, DropStitch OpenWork, Stranded ColorWork, Celtic Cable, and Shetland/Steek. I was accepted and showed at 7 juried shows in 2021 and 6 juried shows in 2022. I participate in Service Artistry by serving as a Project Linus Chapter Coordinator and a West Virginia Provider/Team Coordinator for KnittedKnockers. All of my whimsical art is made with love from the heart. The acrylic yarns used are recycled yarn made from leftover fabric from the fiber industry that has been turned into yarn. Most yarn used is Oeko-Tex certified. The natural yarn that is sourced does not deplete the earth’s resources in product or distribution; is not made using pesticides, and animal and land welfare are maintained in the organic production processes. The workers who produce the yarn are also paid and treated fairly.

Biography

I am a fiber artist who hand-makes by knitting, crocheting and weaving. I am originally from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and have lived in Morgantown, West Virginia for over 30 years. I have lived in WV more than I have NOT, therefore I identify as West Virginian through and through. I am a member of The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and a Tamarack Juried Artist. My Grandmother taught me to crochet at 4-years-old and my Mom taught me to knit a basic knit/purl at 10-years-old. I have been “hooked” ever since! I have two grown sons and spent many years making them unique items that received constant compliments and teaching knitting in area groups. When I became an “empty nester” I expanded my knitting by starting a small business and applying and participating in juried shows. I am currently working toward a Professional Knitter Certification in the TKGA. My work was featured in Morgantown Magazine 10-15-2020 https://morgantownmag.com/im-scarving/

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