Knit, Purl, Sow at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

If you’ve never been to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I highly recommend spending some time there – especially to check out their new exhibition: Knit, Purl, Sow, featuring work by three very talented fiber artists: Tatyana Yanishevsky, Ruth Marshall, and Santiago Venegas.


Tatyana Yanishevsky, Daucus carota: Wild Carrot, 2005. Knitted yarn, wire, and stuffing. Photo by Karen Philippi.

The sculptures in this exhibit are equally scientific as they are expressive. They demonstrate patience, delicacy and craftsmanship while simultaneously illustrating the biological forms and functions of plants. If you’re a hand-knitter, a plant lover, or both (!) you will love this show.

There is an artist reception this Sunday, so if you’re not already signed up for one of our Weekend Intensives, you should check it out! It’ll be fun, informative and outdoorsy as all getup – and you don’t have to leave Brooklyn! Get inspired. And while you’re at it, consider signing up for Open Studios here at the Textile Arts Center.


Tatyana Yanishevsky, Tiger Lily, 2011. Knitted yarn and steel. Photo by Karen Philippi.


Ruth Marshall, Lotus, 2013. Knitted, crocheted and embroidered yarn, wire, fabric stiffener, fiber and pins. Photo by the artist.


Tatyana Yanishevsky, Anatomically Correct Hibiscus, 2013. Knitted yarn. Photo by Megan Jones.

Exhibition Dates: October 1st, 2013 – January 22nd, 2014

Artist Reception: Sunday, October 6th / 2-4pm


  1. Dara Cohen

    will this exhibit be showing at another venue?

    • Anny

      Hi Dara!
      Unfortunately we don’t know if this will be exhibiting somewhere else…but I do believe it was curated specifically for the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I hope that helps!

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