I’ve been embroidering and making things from cloth, yarn, thread, and string since I was a child. Doll clothes on a tiny sewing machine, knotting and macramé as a teen…you get the picture. I set aside this type of work for years, but I now incorporate fiber into my art.
A gift for a cool young artist, my goal was organic, sophisticated, and whimsical. The front is a play on an illuminated letter. I used pieces of a stunning Madeleine Durham paste paper to create the design. 8.5”x11” cotton fabric, paper, metallic paint.
For Uppercase Magazine's 'Yarn-Thread-String' volume of their Encyclopedia of Inspiration series, I created embroidered panel covers for my binding.
Experimental project using fiberglass screening, shredded fabric, thread and yarn.
Japanese thread balls were traditionally made by mothers and grandmothers for children, as gifts of happiness and ‘gentle love.’ They date back to the 8th century and are now a thriving cultural art form. Time-consuming to make, but worth it for the eye candy.