Pat Byers Weddle – Creatures of the Hook
September 16 - December 31
A showing of the crochet work of Pat Byers Weddle- her original whimsical crochet creatures.
About the Artist
I grew up in North Omaha during the 50’s and 60’s and like so many women my age I learned to crochet, knit and sew from my mother. I really enjoyed crocheting and found the process to be calming. Working a demanding full time job which took me to New Jersey, raising two kids and going to college for so many years meant I had to take a hiatus from crocheting. It wasn’t until I left the corporate world, moved back to Omaha and became a teacher that I found my love of crocheting begin to grow again.
Over the years I’ve made many pretty standard items like baby outfits, blankets for wedding gifts and shawls for friends and family who needed a hug. So where do the crazy crocheted animals come from? It started with a request from my great niece Piper and from there has become a way of being creative. Through the eyes of this wonderfully creative young girl, I learned that a corgi can also be a unicorn or a pink flamingo can also have butterfly wings. The use of yarn and other fibers to create has become a passion!