Zanny Cox, aka Zanny Adornments, is an artist who creates handwoven fiber art and handcrafted jewelry. Zanny draws on her multicultural heritage and history to influence her art practice. She acknowledges the significance of preserving the historical element of her craft and aims to continue this dialogue in her pieces. Her work is an approach to ancient craft with a modern aesthetic, a tangible expression in the boundaries of art, culture, and fashion. Every element of her craft tells a story. She believes the process is just as important as the final design.
More often than not, what colors are always in your office/yarn corner?
Definitely warm tones. Desert colors; think rusts, terra cotta, peachy pinks, sand, etc. The beauty of the desert inspires much of my work.
Do you like to work in the same space where your yarn is stored? Why or why not?
Yes and no. I have a room dedicated to my yarn storage and looms, but since the pandemic my husband had to move his office in there, so now we share that space. My floor loom is permanently in there next to my yarn, but to save space I had to move my larger tapestry looms to another room. So sometimes I work there if my project is on my floor loom. On a nice day I really love to work outside, and will move my tapestry looms to my backyard to weave.
When you are working on a project, do you have a specific spot you put it when you aren't working on it, or does it follow you around beyond your space?
I like to carry whatever yarn I am currently using in little woven baskets; it's easy and portable for me to take wherever I am weaving.