West Church Street

by Dye Mad Yarns


Meet Baylee Schmitt! We actually found Baylee during stream and were delighted to see her work on recreating her childhood home from memory - via crochet! Also excited to include a fiber artist ... well artist!

Baylee created this installation as her thesis and did so, in part, because it was something she could commit to and obsess over, honestly pretty necessary for large artistic endeavors, but really connects well with the fiber arts community and feminism as a whole, something Baylee is also very passionate about! We focused on one part, but you can see the entire work  in person at Hiestand Galleries at Miami University in Oxford, OH from April 20th - 27th!

A Note From Ashley - I really love how the scenes in West Church Street come together to make a massive dimensional piece from traditionally flat crochet pieces of cloth. The fact that they also all have their ends exposes reminds us that our memories and history are never fully finished, continuing to grow and thrive in spite of being unpolished. 


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