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Sunday, April 1, 2012
It has been so long since I have posted on my blog I had to go back and read directions. This piece was in the Copper Shade Tree fiber art show in 2010. It is made of commercial fabrics,dyed fabric, painted coffee filter. It is machine and hand stitched and hand embroidered. I don't like the name so I m thinking of another one. The eye lashes are made of florist wire that has been painted, bent and sewed on individually.
I am a Texas native who grew up watching my grandmother crochet, knit and tat. She would save string from the tops of feed and flour sacks and make beautiful bedspreads and tablecloths from it. I find inspiration is the least expected places. Sometime in the textile itself, it's texture or color. A poignant saying, a found object or story can spark my imagination and creativity. I attempt to express a particular feeling or message in my fiber art, blending, coaxing and manipulating the fiber, yarns and threads into something that is unique for me. I use new surface design techniques with traditional methods working with commercial fabrics as well as my own hand dyed and hand painted fabrics. My art has been shown at Fiber Artspace at Blue Star Art Complex,San Antonio,TX, also at Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM, at Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual show Nord Gallery, San Antonio,TX, and 1550 Gallery, Kerrville, TX., Kerr Arts and Cultural Center membership show, Kerrville, TX, and KACC invitational fiber arts show, The Softer Side of Art.