hand woven fabrics available...
"Dye Diva" creates rich, luxurious silk
and organza scarves, wraps and more with an incredible
eye to color...
Using Chinese brushes to paint fiber
reactive dyes on white silk to create her work.
"I'm told that my designs appear to have Japanese,
African or Native influences....
...luxury yarns and natural fibers
to create hand-loomed knitted clothing...
Delicately woven, earth-toned to vibrant flowing
... a multitude of unusual scarves
and hats. Her fabrics range from lightweight lacy cotton,
silk, or rayon pieces to textured marino wool or cashmere.
(Ed. note: no Artists statement... but
check out the Couture line)
Younger’s trademark colors—which overlap
and run together in happy unpredictability the way light
washes over the sky’s palette in an ever-changing display—are
expressed through the soft tunics, jackets and scarves
of her Younger Knits line
& WALL PANELS
I believe that art lives
beyond technology and duality. In weaving and dyeing. I
look for conditions where matter transforms, through energy,
She takes her time getting to know her clients...and
then she wraps up their very heart in a rug or tapestry
designed especially for them...
I have chosen the term "drawing with
the sewing machine" because the technique is the same
as the process of drawing.
Lynne Heller is a Canadian textile artist
working in the quiltmaking tradition.
(Ed. note: some series are VERY Fine-Art/Installational
in nature... worth a look!)
My objective is to produce a series of
quilts that are motivated by metaphors of paradise and
the evocative use of nature to inspire spiritual and uplifting
My works are inspired both by my technical
background and by the environment around me - the natural
wilderness and the man made interventions.
and bed linens in silks and other fine fabrics
She takes her time getting to know her
clients...and then she wraps up their very heart in a
rug or tapestry designed especially for them...
for refined aesthetics and impeccable craftsmanship. Luxurious
wools and silks, custom production
inspiration comes from many avenues. Everywhere I go,
I see nature's woven elements in her patterns and design.
MEDIA & SCULPTURE
I am intrigued
by the use of cold, industrial materials to createobjects
that contain warmth and lyricism
ancient off-loom techniques
and traditional tapestry are combined with a flair for
the unusual in contemporary wall design
intricate collage/constructions which
reflect both her painting and fiber background
Quilts of Gee's Bend
The 70 quilts in the exhibition, created by 45 women, provide
a fascinating look at the work of 20th-century artists who lived
and worked in solitude. Gee´s Bend is located in southwest
Alabama on a sliver of land five miles long and eight miles wide,
a virtual island surrounded by a bend in the Alabama River. The
quilters´ use of motifs, techniques, and textiles endured
and evolved over the course of the century. They were motivated
to create the quilts by the need to keep their families warm,
and they used rags and scraps of fabrics from their everyday lives—corduroy,
denim, cotton sheets, and well-worn clothing. Like many American
quilters, they transformed a necessity into a work of art—but
their bold, innovative approach to design is unique
by Alice Bernstein
Jun. 14-Aug. 31, 2003: Mobile
Museum of Art
September 27, 2003 - January 4, 2004: Milwaukee,
February 14-May 17, 2004: Washington
Quilts of Gee's Bend
Bend: The Women and Their Quilts
From July 12 through September 7, 2003 the Fuller
Museum of Art (MA) will host Quilt
National 2001 - a superb collection of some of the best and most
exciting quilts being made today ...
Tapestry Alliance Biennial 4
The American Tapestry Alliance dreams that recognition for tapestry
is a growing reality across the world. To share this vision, the
organization has mounted its fourth biennial exhibition. The exhibition
opened at the Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb,
in July; traveled to Carlsbad, California, in the fall; and will
be on view at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago
from March 2-29. More
Two Visionaries: Frances Abell Brand and Molly
of American Quilter's Society (KY) now - March 8,2003
The quilts made by Frances Abell Brand represent 26 years
of her work, 1974 to 2002. Her quilts are a natural growth and
extension of her early work studying and perfecting the techniques
found in early American decoration. It is here that we see the
love of traditional elements, adapted from historical designs,
reinterpreted in fabrics found in quilts but those necessary to
serve her purpose.
years of Molly Upton's work are represented in this exhibit, 1974
to her death at age 23 in 1976. Her quilts spring from her own
need and creative passion. Before quilting had a chance to take
a firm hold and become a revival, Molly was using fabric to express
her unique creative ideas. She created quilts that have survived
and are as vibrant and powerful today as when they were created
in the 1970's.
Largest Reaches of Life
For these three artists, paper resonates as a medium for exploring
paradoxes, miracles, and mysteries... by Micah Pulleyn
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