2012 Artist Bio: Lisa Barlow-Busch

Lisa Barlow-Busch is a new artist who works with yarns and fabrics.

Displaying an uncanny power of perception, Lisa discovered knitting while living directly above a knitting shop in Ottawa. After a few introductory classes, she was soon cajoling every possible tip, trick, and ancient secret from the hands and minds of the shop’s masters — much as she had done as a young girl, when learning to sew from her mother.


Today, Lisa enjoys tinkering with handicrafts to bring out the fun in everyday objects. Her passion for knitting and sewing is surpassed only by her desire to explore what lies off the beaten path, where life is more sparkly and surprising. It’s these excursions that produce whimsical outcomes such as hand-knit sushi and cupcakes. What it really comes down to is Lisa’s love of needles.

Artist’s Website: http://needleaddiction.com/