Autumn Greetings!! The big news of the moment: I have been accepted into the American Craft Council’s San Francisco show! This multi-day event will be held in August, 2014 and I will be posting more frequent updates in the months to come leading up to the show. I’m really excited about the opportunity and look forward to showing my decorative fiber work in San Francisco next year. Meanwhile…..Things are happening in the studio right now, including this new line of felted scarves – they will be on view in a group Wearable Art Pop-Up show at Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery…
This past weekend I facilitated another “nuno-felting” workshop. The experienced participants had room to spread out in this workshop so it was possible to work with a larger-than-usual piece of cloth. Keeping the palette fairly simple, the focus of this session was on a few basic surface design elements: the dot, the line, and the circle. 3 ideas, executed within the same format (base dimensions & materials), resulted (of course!) in 2 very different surface design solutions – each having its own distinct character. Here are a some images:
This piece is inspired by the generous, triangular “mantillas” I saw while visiting Madrid some years ago. I have had a vision of being cocconed in a felted version for years. The process of designing one has resulted in an emerging theme for me: working with modular pattern repeats…in this case, building on a favorite surface pattern (a “web-wave” variant) with some light relief elements.
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.
To my delight, I recently had the opportunity to revisit an earlier concept in the development of a black nuno-felt jacket containing a composite of embedded fused components and other materials. Here are some impressions.