December Minnesota Knitters’ Guild Meeting
December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pandemic Puppets with Karen B. Lehman
Making puppets is one of my favorite things. In June of 2020, during the Covid lockdown, I discovered the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Initiative of the Livestock Conservancy. This program supports the breeders of endangered sheep breeds by encouraging fiber artists to buy their wool. My exploration has resulted in a series of hand spun, free form, knitted puppets
representing each breed I’ve explored.
During the Guild meeting I will touch on my puppet making history; showcase the puppets resulting from the Shave’Em to Save ‘Em Initiative; and briefly explore the construction and making of a free form puppet.