Stephanie Crossman

Gram J's Nets

P.O. Box 762
Vinalhaven, ME 04863

207 863-4567

gramj50@hotmail.com

www.mainenetbags.com

Using the ancient skill of fishnetting, I create bags, purses, shawls and 3 dimensional sculptures from handmade netting of various fibers. I use antique tools passed down to me from my husband's great-grandmother who taught me the traditional method. Bringing netting into contemporary art has been an interesting journey. My original 3 D designs are transformed into "frozen" sculptures in a method I devised and then are displayed in shadowboxes. They are signed and numbered.They have taken me to the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. The challenge continues to keep netting alive and fresh for generations to come.