Katchinas Dancing

by Dye Mad Yarns


The artist Hammond grew up in NY, but moved to Cincy in 2012 and quickly became part of the city's art scene, founding the Cincinnati Abstract Art Group in 2014. Much of his work has a well developed and bold style, singing with bright colors and abstract shapes.

This piece is called Kachinas Dancing and stood out for being one of Hammonds more full color paintings. Many of his artworks feature greys or lighter colors that mute the overall piece in a way. This one does most of the work with the gradients and pairing of colors next to each other. We wanted to include a piece that had just as much abstraction in the colors as it does in it's use of shapes. 

A Note From Ashley - Hammond's work reminds me of a mix of Picasso and Keith Haring, with a whole lot of self expression and exploration in between. Much like Aminah Robinson's work, the use of so many strong colors together is impressive as hell to me. Personally, I thrive more in the minimalist art category, so seeing just vibrant and dominant colors all working well together seems impossible to me. 

Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Adelaide MCN: 100g, 437 yards, 80% super wash fine merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Piper Fiber: 85% Polwarth Wool/15% Tussah Silk, approximately 4oz braid of fiber for spinning, felting, etc