Featured Artist: Cosette Cornelius-Bates

Cosette Cornelius-Bates (aka Cosy) is a fiber artist who describes her work as “an attempt to speak eloquently on behalf of all things wool.”  She has a background in the fine arts, and she completed an MCS at Regent College in Christianity and the Arts.  Cosy is involved in all aspects of the process of making something in wool: she spins, knits, dyes, recycles, embellishes, designs and teaches.  Cosy’s work is fun, imaginative and highly wearable.  If you are looking for a unique hat, scarf, or sweater, or beautiful hand-dyed wool, don’t hesitate to check out her blog.  You can purchase her woolen creations at her etsy shop, and you can also buy her independent patterns at her ravelry shop.

Cosy has published a book titled Knit One, Embellish Two: Hats, Mittens, and Scarves with a Twist.  Among other things, this book will teach you how to recycle sweaters.  I think this is one of the most creative ways to find new yarn for a knitting project!  Here are some words from Cosy to encourage you to check out her book:

Within these pages, I  hope to pass on my experience to you not only in the form of knitting and embellishing techniques, but also with the empowering knowledge that you can expand your knitting horizons and be creative in new ways.  I want to push you beyond traditional crafting into artistic creation with interesting new approaches to yarns, textures, color combinations and embellishments.  Soon you’ll be warming yourself and those around you with your one-of-a-kind works of art!

Below is a teaser of the kind of things that you can find in her online shop and blog:


  • Jim Watkins is the assistant editor and a regular contributor at Transpositions. Originally, Jim is from southern California and southeastern Texas, but sometimes he feels most at home in the landscape and coffee shops of the Pacific Northwest. He met his wife Emily at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he studied Studio Art (concentration in painting). For his PhD research, he is examining the relationship between divine and human creativity from the perspective of divine kenosis.

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  1. says: Anna

    Love her work! I also love the way she presents the images of her work, and especially the wool that she has spun and dyed. Incredibly inspiring. I’m really looking forward to reading her post tomorrow!

  2. says: Ingrid

    I love the unique colours! I met her at her going-away and giving-away party in Vancouver, too…Ahh, to have a name that works so well with her craft/vocation…

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