Annemieke Mein’s Textile Sculptures - Insects.Orkin.com
by Dexter Sear Speaking about wildlife art, naturalist Charles McCubbin points out, “the world of invertebrates is largely ignored… many people regard anything with more than four legs as something to be feared or killed on sight.” Now, thanks to … Continue reading →
Marjolein Dallinga | St-Sauveur, Quebec, Canada | Weekly Artist Fibre Interviews | Fibre Art | International | Canadian | World of Threads Festival | Contemporary Fiber Art Craft Textiles | Oakville Ontario Canada ****
Oakville, Ontario Canada's World of Threads Festival is a showcase of local, national and international, contemporary fibre and textile art.
Gordana Brelih | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Weekly Artist Fibre Interviews | Fibre Art | International | Canadian | World of Threads Festival | Contemporary Fiber Art Craft Textiles | Oakville Ontario Canada ****
Award winning Toronto fibre artist, Gordana Brelih’s background in fashion and costume design have influenced her fibre art pieces. Using a variety of techniques including free-motion embroidery, painting on fabric, fabric burning, hand stitching, felting, quilting, rusting and layering to name a few, Gordana then embellishes her work with beads, lustrous threads, and non-traditional materials like paper and metals. She experiments with every medium that comes her way.
Rita Dijkstra | Hengelo, The Netherlands | Weekly Artist Fibre Interviews | Fibre Art | International | Canadian | World of Threads Festival | Contemporary Fiber Art Craft Textiles | Oakville Ontario Canada ****
Rita Dijkstra of Hengolo, The Netherlands makes contemporary art quilts. Mostly using hand-dyed fabrics or batiks, her quilts are one-off, stitched, quilted and embroidered, and embellished with beading and a variety of other fabrics and fibres. She designs the quilts on her computer and draws inspiration from paintings, sculpture, architecture, and her travels.
Busy Doing Lots of Things
I've been rather busy of late - busy marking student teachers' assignments (a task made less tedious by finishing off the Christmas chocolate biscuits!), busy creating printable teaching resources to go with our story animations on The Treasure Tree and busy creating an embroidered seascape. To start with I embellished (with the embellishing machine) various merino wool tops, silk bricks, ribbons and yarns onto a washed babywipe. This is it at that stage: The waves at the top are the…
Kit Vincent of Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada | Weekly Artist Fibre Interviews | Fibre Art | International | Canadian | World of Threads Festival | Contemporary Fiber Art Craft Textiles | Oakville Ontario Canada ****
Kit Vincent of Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada makes contemporary stitched art using fabric she has dyed herself, adding surface designs with hand embroidery and/or machine stitching, and mixing this with traditional quilting techniques for her art pieces. To her mainly abstract designs she adds texture in a thread painting technique using free-motion embroidery. Her fibre art suggests imagery of nature like water, flowers, seeds and sometimes vegetables.
Designer: Julia Ramsey
Julia Ramsey Knit Installation at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn. Julia Ramsey is a knitwear designer and fiber artist. Rich in texture and dimension, Julia’s fabrics drape the body connecting figure with fiber. Her custom knitwear collections emphasize handwork, craftsmanship, appreciation for raw materials and for the techniques that transform them. Julia received a BS and MS degree in Knitted Textile Design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She has apprenticed…
Good Advice from a Real Professional Artist: Susan Lenz
Above: In Box LXXV. Unframed 15" x 11"; framed 19 1/4" x 15 1/4". By Susan Lenz Not long ago I emailed Susan Lenz with the subject line: How Much!? I wrote: Hi Susan, I want to own a piece of your art. I saw your post about your boxes series and wondered what price range and sizes for pieces in hat series. You know I adore everything you make and I want a piece of your work hanging in my house. So tell me how much so I can start saving up. A REAL price! You know what I mean…
Quilted Artworks- Marcia H. Eygabroat
"All the Time in the World" by Marcia H. Eygabroat www.quiltedartworks.com I am a nationally recognized award winning quilt artist, known for my extremely detailed architectural quilts. My quilts have traveled in the Tactile Architecture portion of the Houston Quilt show. I have, among other awards, won "Best Workmanship" in "Expressions", a Ricky Tims sponsored show. I have been published in national magazines and books. Having recently built a new studio, I am teaching my quilting…