Grandmother in Chaps, Linoleum Block Print Suzanne da Rosa 2020

Suzanne da Rosa

Is a lace knitting historian, knitter & designer, and lifelong fiber arts enthusiast. She’s passionate about the history and re-creation of antique knitted lace and is currently exploring the use of agave fiber in fine lace knitting and weaving. Her work has been exhibited in the Shetland Museum and in fiber arts shows in the US.

She has walked across Spain twice, lived and travelled extensively throughout Mexico working to advocate for and promote master folk artisans, created a national award-winning community wide poetry festival, filmed a video documentary about the tin artisans in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and developed Inner Graffiti, a life size painting and poetry project for women and girls.

Her background is in IT and website support at corporate levels, including the management of online learning systems and social media management.  She is currently on the board of directors for Pacific Textile Arts, has re-designed the website, and is supporting the social media and community engagement team.

When she’s not knitting, she can be found in any one of numerous art classes, linoleum block printing from old family photos, studying the family genealogy, gardening and exploring nature near her home on the Mendocino Coast.

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