I am into my 10th year as a full-time fiber and textile artist. So many individuals have supported my endeavor along the way that I have decided to dedicate space in this blog to singing their praises. One such individual, who has been in my life from nearly the beginning of this 10-year journey, is Char Z. An energetic spirit, Char leads an active, rich and diverse life. Among other things, she is a creative herself, working in a variety of media. She is an enthusiastic student of technique and has a cultivated keen appreciation of the creative works of her fellow craft-artisans. Not only has Char been there through all of my felted work but she has also nurtured the emergence of my wearable micro-line, Petal-Una Collection. She wears each unique piece with great flair. I recently sat down with Char, in honor of our 10th year together, to look at the impressive group of pieces of my work (mostly wearable) she has added to her collection over the years. I am deeply indebted to Char and honored to know her. Here is a gallery of highlights from my visit – the earliest work appears first.
art-craft art-to-wear botanical extracts ceramics chaos theory Contemplation and Musings craft craft continuum Cross-Fertilization Design Process drawing and sketching dyes & dyeing emergent fabric printing & painting fiber fiber-reactive dyes fiber art fiber arts garment construction Guanajuato hand-dyed silks history unfolding indigo-dyed linens inspiration interior textiles Iris Van Herpen James Gleick kathycoltartisantextiles Kudzu laminated felting Mary Quinn Templeton metaphor & materials Mexico natural dyes nature & creativity new year nuno felt nuno felting Nuno Rusca organic indigo vat petal-una petal-una collection print layering on cloth process progression rice flour resist paste Serendipity sewing small textile workshop Spinning studio mariposa workshops Summer Heat surface design sustainability defined sustainable textile craft textile textile arts wearable art
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