Posted by & filed under Eco-Dyeing, Natural Dyes.

Here are eco dye and natural dye resources to “unearth,” compliments of  the artists that were featured in a previous issue of Fiber Art Now (Summer, '13). Arlee Barr albedoarlee.wordpress.com Yvonne DaltonHand Eye Magazine ArticleArticle on TIGHR.netThe International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers (TIGHR) Irit Dulman WebsiteFlickrBlog Wendy...
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Posted by & filed under Mesh.

  "I work with images that speak of voids," Medel says, "and the beauty of mathematics through an underlying geometry and use of mathematical principles." It was the middle of the second year of my three-year MFA program at UCLA when I began developing the artwork I am known for. I quickly felt that this work was my own. I used a combination of techniques that although widely done...
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Susan Martin Maffei Tapestry

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'Gus' 1989 Maffei's first original design, woven while working at the Scheuer Tapestry Gallery Susan Martin Maffei is an internationally known tapestry artist . Her background includes art studies at The Art Students League in NYC, tapestry training at Les Gobelins in Paris, apprenticeship and commission work at the Scheuer Tapestry Studio, NYC and conservation of antique textiles at Artweave...
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Kathryn Clark, fiber art

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Kathryn Clark lives in San Francisco and has worked as an architectural and urban designer for seven years before becoming a full time artist in 2005. A traditional painter and photographer for twenty years, her studio slowly became full of remnants of yarn, wire and stacks of linen and burlap. One day, she put the paints and paintbrushes away, pulled out the fabrics and began sewing and layering...
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Kathryn Cobey, fiber artist

Posted by & filed under Sculptural Fiber, sculptural Knitting, sculptural object, Tapestry.

I spent from the time I was eleven until I was forty writing and publishing poetry. So it was with considerable dismay that I began to seriously consider knitting as a sculptural tool. I knew no one who knitted the way I wanted to, and the world that had previously honored what I did with words actually laughed at the idea that knitting could produce art.   Feminism is what helped me persist....
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