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.
Receptive #4 heads to the #Hambidge auction next week.
Final day of the natural dye print workshop (this past Sunday) - a resounding success! Thank you to all who participated! I’m also grateful for the space and facilities at the SEFAA Center. 🎉More images in stories.
Scenes from Day 1 of the Printing w/Natural Dyes workshop at the SEFAA Center.
Contemplating. Studio vignette.
Meanwhile…3-d work in progress.
Some examples of print/paint process with #naturaldyes. I’m teaching a 2-day IRL workshop in mid-September - more info from me soon or visit @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for their workshop listings. Space is limited.
Strange year for me, much of it spent outside of the studio - but that’s about to change….I began cutting and assembling these pieces earlier this year, a continuation of the stitched module series I started during “lock-down” last year. Now I’m preparing these for framing.
@swancoachhousegallery Summer Invitational continues through August 12th.