I have discovered another spool knitter artist (painter of spool knitters)
and this time she is home grown!
I would like to introduce you to Maria Murdaca, a gifted
artist and fellow Aussie, who lives
in Queensland, Australia. Maria has a gallery
of her beautiful paintings on canvas and wood..
When it comes to spool knitters,
Maria's style is delightful and I love the faces she paints on
her spool knitters.
I asked Maria if she would tell me a little about herself and
she very kindly wrote back ......
"I started painting with a Folk Art teacher in the late
1980's, I loved it and continued to challenge myself
always to improve my work by trying to paint something
In the year 2000 together with my daughter and niece,
we opened a craft shop, having all I needed around
me including lots of inspiration.
I had lots of visiting teachers doing workshops whose class I would
also attend, so my knowledge of the art world grew
and I started to express myself a lot easier.
In 2009 I started a class with a professional Art Teacher
- Michael Zaiter - who pushed me further into creating my own
paintings without the need to trace as you do in most
I have loved every minute of the work I have painted in the past
with every medium including mixed media and collages,
some of my work is showing on my website at -
in the Image Gallery."
You can also find out a little more about Maria if you click on the
"About Me" link on her website.
Below are some more of her wonderful spool knitters -
The Red Riding Hood is currently my favourite!
Mammy and Granny are great characters!
Thankyou Maria, it is wonderful to know you!