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This month I am focusing on the awesome Excellence in Fibers V which has brought together a load of talented artists. I can’t focus on them all, so I have picked up a few to mention. This has been created by Fiber Art Network (check out their website)
Congratulations to the artists whose works were selected for Excellence in Fibers V!
So here’s a few of my own personal highlights – bear in mind the images I have used to highlight the artists are not always the ones you will see on a visit to the exhibition they are a part of – this post is designed to introduce you to the artists themselves…..
Are you a keen dyer of the fabric kind? You might appreciate Brackmann’s work…
Surface design is the key element of this artists work. She explores weaving, dévoré (chemical burnout), dyeing, surface design, digital imagery, permanent pleating, multi-fibered fabrics and emerging textile techniques. So its very much an art x textiles approach rather than traditional embroidery. If you like posts on dyeing, have you ever read our own column on this very subject? Click here to view!
Anyway moving on…more artists in Excellence in Fibers V!
Living in Hungry, this artist tells us: ‘I draw inspiration from the graphical appearance of urban maps, old or new, real or imaginary. I consider a city’s street network like its skeleton—a foundation for features that bring people together or fling communities apart, an imprint of times how the society uses or abuses it’s place of living.‘
Check out her website for more.
This awesome digital weaver has some designs worth taking a look at:
This quilter, also a part of Excellence in Fibers V has a bright colour palette with loads of characters and cuties. Check out her arty ‘quilty’ work via her website.
Here’s one of our top picks:
She’s had so many exhibitions or at least been a part of so many – sadly most are over in the USA for those of us bound to the UK – so check her out online!
So, there you go – a few highlights of this Fiber Art Now exhibition and artists involved – don’t forget to check out the main FAN website!
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'