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Interview with Lindsay Obermeyer

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Lindsay Obermeyer is an author, educator, and artist with a passion for textiles. A natural born colorist with an eye for detail, Lindsay has been exhibiting her work in galleries and museums around the world for over 20 years, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Her designs have been included in 6 instructional books published by Lark Books, while her writing has been published in Fiberarts, Knit.1 and Reinventing Textiles: Gender and Identity.

Since its inception in 2004, Lindsay's community artwork The Red Thread Project© has involved thousands of knitters from around the world and over 6,000 handmade hats donated to charity. The project has received national media attention and been award the prestigious Kresge Foundation grant in collaboration with the St. Louis art education agency Springboard.

Lindsay views her role as artist to be synonymous with that of an educator and as such has always included teaching as part of her art practice. She's never sure who learns more, her or her students. She's taught at schools, universities, guilds, and shops with students ranging in age from three to 92.

Born in St. Louis, Lindsay now resides in Chicago with her daughter Emily and two zany dogs, Jack and Josie. When not in the studio, she may be found puttering in the garden, experimenting in the kitchen, or at a coffee shop perusing the latest travel magazines.