Raleigh-based artist, Eris Swanstrom, knits on a knitting machine at her booth at Festifall, a Chapel Hill festival showcasing local artists. The celebration of art is held annually in Downtown Chapel Hill, this year falling on Sunday. Swanstrom knits on her vintage, special-edition knitting machine as shoppers peruse her racks of skirts, shirts, mittens and other knitted wool garments. Modique Couture, Swanstrom’s business, features one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art. She began knitting 30 years ago, during the process, she discovered knitting machines. Now, Swanstrom sells her work online and at festivals.
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