Local Cloth Resident Artists are fiber-art professionals who share a personal passion and commitment for teaching and sharing fiber art techniques, design and traditions while developing their own bodies of work. Our mission is to collaborate with Local Cloth by offering a wide array of learning opportunities and experiences that will engage communities and bring new appreciation for the fiber arts.
Krista Allison has long been a collector and repurposer of things. She turned
her habit into a business called canoo with her line of stuffed monster dolls
and other soft toys crafted from felted wool sweaters and second-hand clothing.
In more recent years, she has turned her attention to the decorative and
expressive arts. She now embroiders, pieces, collages, and weaves using her
stash of found fabrics. Influences such as Japanese boro and sashiko,
improvisational quilting, and artists of all types throughout history figure
into her work. In addition to textile art, Krista also is a painter and holds a
BFA in Ceramics. Last year, Krista moved to Franklin in the expectation of
starting a small fiber farm. She is expecting her first pygora goats sometime