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Fiberarts - Spring 2011
Spring 2011

 
Fiberarts - Spring 2011
 
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Contents
More Yarn-as-Art Creations by:
Karen Barnaby
Laura Mayotte
Linda Scharf
Janis Thompson
The making of the fiber-optic tapestry 50 Different Minds by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese
Fiber-friendly craft schools list
More work from our Emerging Artists Showcase
Updated exhibition and competition listings
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Inside the Spring 2011 Issue

Anthropodino
ABOVE: Máximo González, Weave in Progress C870390 (detail), 2010; out-of-circulation Mexican currency; handwoven; 118" x 17¼". Photo: María Juliana González.

ON THE COVER: Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, 50 Different Minds, 2010; fiber-optic threads, custom electronics and software, live Internet feed; handwoven; 50" x 50". Photo by the artists.

 

Features

THE VALUE OF WEAVING
by Jennifer McCabe
Mexico City–based artist Máximo González gives new meaning to the term “old money” with his weavings made from foreign currency.

CAUGHT IN THE WEB
by Faythe Levine
The intricate handwoven tapestries of emerging artist Erin M. Riley provide beautiful but arresting glimpses of a generation out of control.

YARN: THE ART OF TWIST
by Tracy Hudson
Handspun yarn-as-art is sweeping across the Internet, gathering community and fueling a new movement. Three leading artists sound the depths of yarn’s potential through sculptural and evocative handspun works.

TEXTILE TWEETS
by Susan Taber Avila
The collaborative art team of Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese transforms text into textile designs using handwoven fiber-optic threads and information gathered from the Internet.

OBJECTS OF CONSCIOUS CREATION
by Monique Lehman and Elizabeth Michel
The circular tapestries of Polish artist Wlodzimierz Cygan explore freedom and tranquility in mesmerizing woven forms.

CRAFTING SUMMER ADVENTURES
Whether you want to get away or stay close to home, for a week or just a day, you can develop your love for fiber arts at one of our nation’s fine craft schools.

Departments

Creative Process
Chambers of Silk | Easy Felted Beads | Charmed by Art Yarn Journals | Weaving with Kudzu, Nature’s Abundant Gift

Emerging Artists Showcase
Tatyana Yanishevsky | John Paul Morabito

Profiles
Allyson Mitchell: A Room of Once Owned

Reviews
FeltUnited | Olga de Amaral | Brian Dettmer

Curtains
Tari Kerss: Duality

Fourth Street
Letters
Contributors
Commentary
News & Notes
Previews
Books
Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Classifieds
Resources

Anthropodino
ABOVE: Erin M. Riley, Gateway Drugs (detail), 2010; handdyed wool, nylon warp; handwoven; 36" x 25". Photo by the artist.

Everyday
ABOVE: Wlodzimierz Cygan, Seen From . . ., 2007; wool, sisal, and linen; circular weaving technique; 50" x 63". Photo: This Way Design.

Everyday
ABOVE: Brian Dettmer, Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture (detail), 2010; set of vintage encyclopedias; handcut and altered; 22¼" x 53" x 2½". Shown courtesy of the artist and SaltWorks gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.


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