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Laura Cooper
 
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Cooper learned her handcraft skills from her grandmother Esther Frye, at six or seven years of age. Grandma Frye was a patient teacher, and the ability to sew and stuff a doll, or wrap yarn around needles, gave satisfaction to her grand-daughter Laura, who liked to “make things.” These skills were rediscovered six years ago – thirty eight years after she first learned them from Esther – when Cooper took her own daughter for her first knitting lesson. Cooper found that, almost without her own conscious memory, her hands “remembered” what to do. Since that time, crafts; knitting, sewing, embroidery and, especially, crochet, have become one more way to draw a line in space, and are an important part of her studio practice.