Textile Biennial Exhibition

I am pleased to announce that my work has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming 2013 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles to be on display at The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art from April 13th to June 30, 2013. The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 13th. Here’s a link to the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, the event sponsor, for more information.

Anticipation….

  The Spring nuno felting workshop is fast approaching!  I thought I would provide some fiber and other images in the next couple of weeks to whet the appetite a bit.  I always enjoy pulling these bundles of fiber together – silk and wool, roving, hankies, batting, locks – and marveling over the combinations of texture and hue!  Other doings in the studio:  I continue to work on the nuno felt surface studies as part of my process of building new techniques and expanding vocabulary in both wearable and non-wearable formats.  This has been a very inspiring and motivating practice, one…

The Great Winter Spin-Off

Winter Spinning Interlude:  Thanks to JoJo for guidance and inspiration from the very beginning, I started spinning for relaxation and fun a few years ago.  I have been a bit inconsistent in my commitment to building basic skills, but I would currently categorize myself as an novice-intermediate spinner.   Fiber lovers have a hard time saying “no” to more fiber…and so it is that I have accumulated a good deal of bulk fiber for spinning and felting.  Last Fall I purchased a lovely collection of mohair and wool fibers from Steam Valley in Pennsylvania (www.steamvalleyfiber.com) with names like “Sedona Blue” and “Iris”…

Webwave

Hello to all artists working in cloth, fiber, textiles.  I’m Kathy.  I have begun this log as a way of marking my own activity and progress as a textile and fiber artist.  It is my hope, however,  that this interior dialogue also inspires others to deepen and enrich their creative practice and process.  I am trained as a landscape architect.  I was introduced to dyes and dyeing while still in school,  and from that point on (for the last 17 years) I have conducted an independent study of textile craft, primarily surface techniques.  My interest eventually led me, fortuitously (gratitude…