One-of-a-Kind, Process-Patterned Knits
Every Sky Like Snow hat is unique, created on a vintage knitting machine from carefully measured, hand-dyed skeins of yarn. The flowing spirals and expressive zig-zags are distortions of the original design, caused by varying tensions in every step of the process. This creative practice strikes a balance between controlling the materials and letting go of a specific outcome so that the yarn reveals its own story in the emergent patterns.
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Farm to Fashion | Foraged Color
All of the pieces are made from wool and alpaca sourced from local shepherds and custom-spun for Sky Like Snow in a small New England mill. The dyes are extracted from plants and fungi, grown and ethically foraged from the landscape around Sky Like Snow studio.
The regional fiber producers and processors:
Crooked Fence Farm CVM Romeldale sheep
Cas-cad-nac Alpaca Farm
Snowshoe Farm Alpacas
Sallie's Fen Alpacas and Fiber Mill
I am a second generation professional craftsperson and small scale homesteader, and a third or more generation fiber worker. My work is not about any virtuosity of technique or adherence to current fashions; rather, the narrative I am exploring is how I can be of service to my natural materials and our common environment, so their spirit and stories may speak through these knits and wovens. Connecting threads from the forests and fields that I love to your life, I see myself as being part of a wider virtuous circle, where your support allows me to continue the slow work of giving back to the land with my attention towards ethical, life sustaining practices.
Sky Like Snow is the creative endeavor of Vermont artist Hannah Regier.
About the Place
Sky Like Snow is located along the Bull Creek in Athens, Vermont. The 3/4 acre micro homestead consists of a residence in a c.1820 one-room schoolhouse a small stone studio and many plots of dyes and vegetables. Most of the foraged dyes come from within a couple miles of home base. As a white artist of colonizer descent, engaging deeply with the land, I acknowledge that my studio and surroundings are Abenaki homeland and that the Elnu Abenaki are an active and important presence in southern Vermont.
Press and Selected Engagements
Sept/Oct 2022 Yankee Magazine Open Studio feature
2019 & 2020 Smithsonian Craft Show