April 2021: Talk and online workshop, knitted lace history and designing your own lace scarf. Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
Replicating historical knitting patterns and samples from the earliest known knitting books. 19th Century knitted lace, charting, writing, designing new work from these historic pieces.
Knitting inspired by nature and geology, life size and miniature.
Linoleum Block Printing
Solar plate etching
Felting and other fiber work.
2020: Gallery show and talk, Historical Lace Knitting, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg CA
2019-2020: Artist in Residence Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
2017: Now: Shetland Textile Museum – Knitting historic garments.
2016: Exhibition of work, Shetland Museum research project show.
2014-2016: Knitting instructor, Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club.
2009-2011: Instituto Allende, San Miguel, de Allende, Mexico. Silverworking
2010: Video Documentary ‘Hojalata’ exploring the history tin artistry & artisans of San Miguel de Allende. Filmed, produced and edited.
2010: Video presentation, Santa Ana Theatre, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2010: Video presentation, Feria de Lana y latón, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1996-2016: Dos Mujeres Mexican Folk Art, folk artist advocate, research and exploration of historic folk art techniques online store.
1998-2002: Inner Graffiti – Writing and life workshops for women and girls.
1996: Poetry readings, Hits and Guadalajara Spain
1990-1994: Founder/Director Glen Ellen Community Center & Summer Art program.
1990 – 2000: Poetry and writing, various events, chapbooks.
1990-1995: Docent, Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen CA.
1996: Nationally recognized Sonoma Valley Poetry Festival – Founder/Director.
1996: Poetry Festival gala events featuring Bill Moyers.
1971-1976: BA, Sonoma State University, School of Expressive Arts.
Lifelong: Knitting, fiber, cloth exploration, genealogy
Musical: Piano, violin, bassoon
Collector: Antique knitted lace pieces and books, Mexican folk art.
suzannedarosa.com – Personal knitting, museum and historical projects
mexicanfolkart.com – Mexican Folk Art & Living in San Miguel Blog & online shop
Facebook Studio: suzannedarosa
Hojalata movie available to view upon request.