Los Alamos resident Valentina Devine was one of 12 artists to be chosen for a knitter’s book, featuring their work to be sold at Joann Fabric and Craft stores, retail bookstores nationwide, as well as amazon.com.
The book is released by the American Heart Association titled “Knit Red: Stitching For Women’s Heart Health (Stitch Red).”
The recently released book has photos of the finish product, as well as step-by-step instruction on how to create the article of clothing, whether it is a sweater, hat, gloves, or Devine’s work — a shawl. “It’s an honor to be chosen for such a good cause,” Devine said.
All artists did their work in red yarn, which was donated to the publication from various yarn companies throughout the country. Devine submitted her design when she heard the Heart Association was looking for fiber artists to contribute to the publication.
In addition, the book offers important medical information, a Heart Healthy Resources and Action Plan and powerful stories from survivors of heart related problems. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, according to the book.