Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: The Ladies Fancywork Society

#100: The Ladies Fancywork Society The Ladies Fancywork Society -- a somewhat anonymous collective of crafty women -- has been delighting Denver for a half-dozen years, working covertly in the dark of night to create yarnbombed installations that sprout out of nowhere in the strangest of places. They've made us laugh and look in wonder as trees grow sweaters and flowers bloom on chain-link fences. As they say in their statement, "They believe in taking ownership of our surroundings, and putting skirts on the world is their way of doing it." It's a whimsical message that anyone can make art, underlined by the feminine...and maybe a little of the feminist.

See also:

- Fancygasm - The arts in Denver: Ten people to watch in 2013 - Lucky '13: Lauren Seip of Lowbrow Arts and Ladies Fancywork Society - Fifteen best Denver ART moments in 2011

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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