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Fiberarts - September/October 2010
September/October 2010

 
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Contents
Knit or crochet your own superhero mask!
Fiber Farm Resources
Fiber Finds from the Kamm Teapot Collection
More work from our Sampling artists
Cindy Hickok Making Smiles with Machine Embroidery
Whimsical wearables from the residency of Janice Jakielski
Updated exhibition and competition listings
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Inside the September/October 2010 Issue

Volume 37  Number 2
Pedernal at Peace

ABOVE: Janice Jakielski, The Informer, 2010; porcelain, silk, cardboard; machine- and handstitched, carved, folded, ruffled; 18" x 48" x 12". Photo by the artist.

ON THE COVER: Cindy Hickok, Steeped in Art, 2009; cotton fabric, recycled teapot; construction techniques; 7" x 8" x 5". Hickok’s work is featured on page 38. Courtesy of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo: Rick Wells

Features

HUMOR IS ESSENTIAL
by Kate McGraw
Cindy Hickok’s meticulously machine-stitched art attracts collectors and awards with its classical references and everpresent humor.

DREAMING ALLOWED
by Sabrina Gschwandtner
The exhilarating textile installations of internationally celebrated artist Ernesto Neto are filled with magical spaces designed for interaction and play.

TEMPERED TEXTILES
by Kathleen Whitney
Janice Jakielski’s lavish objects humorously explore notions of sensory perception and human connection.

DEDUCTION, SPECULATION, AND FANTASY
by Gordon McConnell
The found-photographic works of Jane Waggoner Deschner are thoughtfully embroidered with words of wisdom and wit.

Departments

Creative Process
Going Local with Fibers | Knitting Together a Superhero Story | Handmade Paper Imposters

Collecting
The Kamm Teapot Collection

Practical Matters
Crafting Your Online Presence

Profiles
Karina Bergmans | Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

Sampling
A Showcase of Fanciful Figures

Reviews
Fiberart International 2010 | Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution

Travel & Traditions
The Urban Fabric of Beijing

Curtains
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner: Double Take

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

Energy: Our Heirloom ABOVE: Jane Waggoner Deschner, t-shirt, mothers&sons (detail), 2009; found photos, embroidery thread; handstitched; 25¾" x 20" x 1¾".

Anthropodino
ABOVE: Ernesto Neto, Anthropodino (detail), 2009; polyamide stretch fabric, plywood, spices (clove, black pepper, red pepper, cumin, ginger, turmeric), sand, black gravel, river stones, lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, rice, plastic balls, glass beads, polypropylene string, Styrofoam beads, polyurethane foam; overall area of floor elements: 27' x 122' x 82'; canopy dimensions: 192' x 122'. Installation photographed at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2009. Courtesy of the Park Avenue Armory; the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil.
Photo: James Ewing.

Everyday
ABOVE: Katherine Webb,
Everyday (detail), 2009; hand-dyed linen, cotton embroidery floss; hand-embroidered; 60" x 55". This work is included in Fiberart International 2010 in Pittsburgh. Photo by the artist.


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