Stephanie H Crossman

Vinalhaven - Over 30 years ago, Stephanie's husband's great-grandmother taught Stephanie the basics of netting when she was 92 years old. They both made nets for a marine supply company. She then started designing wearables such as bags, scarves, etc. After discovering the tiny metal needle in Gram's stash of netting supplies, she started experimenting with netting on a very small scale resulting in these sculptures. Unlike crochet or knitting, netting is more closely related to lace-making.  Because of its uniqueness, she especially cherishes the fact that netting was passed down to her along with the handmade tools. She strives to keep utilitarian fish netting contemporary as it becomes more obscure. Creating new forms keeps it ever present on the world stage.