Making felt is a physical pursuit. Lay out the wool roving. Perhaps add silk. Always add plenty of soapy water and massage vigorously until the fibers begin to interlock. Then roll and pound the wet bundle of wool until it is transformed into a sturdy, non-woven textile.
- Because making felt requires movement.
- Because embroidery is meditative.
- Because I find fiber art unbelievably liberating in that I have no expectations.
Lyn Belisle found her way back to painting in the summer 2012 when she took a workshop with Gwen Fox in Taos. This was a major development for her as an artist who had lost her way for a decade between 2000-2010. Lyn’s paintings are representations of the idea that we are all seeking places of belonging. [Read more…]
Inspiration, Impulse, Fiber – The materials of Miki’s works include traditional and non-traditional components, like cotton, silk, milgritos (Mexican charms), plastic and paper towels. Additionally, she considers common and uncommon techniques such as free motion stitching, embroidery, drilling and knotting. [Read more…]
Georgia Zwartjes is inspired to create art from the remnants of everyday life, using materials outside the realm of traditional fibers. Many of her works incorporate recycled and found items such as tea bags, coffee filters, wire, and candy wrapper – that when put together, construct a story or theme that reaches beyond the materials themselves. Her “sculptural garment” works represent ethnic forms and patterns, while suggesting the role of globalization in our daily consumption. [Read more…]
Laura Ann Beehler began her artistic journey at a very young age. Her tempera paintings toured South Texas with a Young Artist’s group ages ranging from 6 to 12 years old. Her journey continued into adulthood as she explored many mediums from oil paints to pottery. In 1997 Beehler was introduced to ArtCloth when she enrolled in a workshop facilitated by Kerr Grabowski. The fabric’s allure quickly captured her heart and soul. Beehler continued studying ArtCloth under the watchful eye of Jane Dunnewold. Recently Beehler completed a 2 ½ year Master of Art Cloth class developed by Dunnewold. [Read more…]