Artists I Admire:
Alex Friedman – Tapestry Weaver
Contemporary Tapestry Weaver. By keeping within the defined boundaries of tapestry (weft faced, discontinuous weft) and exploring the process of tapestry weaving, she has experimented to see what happens when the boundaries are pushed, technically and materially.
Abstract Contemporary Textile Paintings. She creates bold geometric contemporary textile paintings composed of her richly colored hand dyed fabric.
Mixed media/fiber/textiles… landscape inspired. ephemeral. textural. high-quality materials. atmospheric. serene.
Art Quilts. She is interested in color interaction and creating a sense of movement and mood in her quilts. She tends to vivid, active color.
Investigating the humble stitch onto cloth, plastic and paper. This artist was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2013
The Tapestries reflect the design elements of tagging, graffiti and ripped layered bill posters that are omnipresent in every neighborhood, laneway and city. If there is a blank wall someone will fill it, others will add to it, creating an unorganised collaborative piece of creativity at its rawest.
Her pieced quilts are bold and graphic, as she is inspired by color, line and shape. She loves the bright, beautiful patterns of tropical fish and is constantly in awe of nature’s palette.
Rust Dyeing and Other Fibery Delights
ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists
The International Society of Experimental Artists are 3D artists, 2D artists, working artists, educators, workshop instructors, beginning artists and seasoned artists – all with a love for Experimental ART.
Accepted as 2014 Featured Artist
Membership is made up of professional as well as aspiring artists working in a variety of media
TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a business community of entrepreneurs rooted in textile and fiber art products and traditions.
ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.
FAMM is an online community of thousands of fiber artists and mixed media artists.
Websites I Follow
Products I Use:
Artist-quality acrylics and adhesives.
Books I Recommend:
Since the 19th century, the women of Gee’s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 110 color illustrations, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend includes a historical overview of the two hundred years of extraordinary quilt-making in this African-American community, its people, and their art-making tradition. This book is [Read More]
by Susan Pickering Rothamel
Renown collage artist, Susan Pickering Rothamel divulges her tips, techniques and secrets of fine art collage. All areas are explored and explained including adhesives, tools, surfaces, embellishments and more. Richly illustrated with the artist’s own and an artists gallery that includes 10 collage artist’s from all over the United States. 132 full-color pages. Soft Cover.
by Mary Wilson Kerr
Accompanied by 270 color images, fifty-one quilters share their love of the craft and encourage others in the field of textile art by offering design and technique tips. Design processes include color play, alternative fiber, threadwork, and embellishments. This book is a great resource for quilt lovers, textile collectors, and design students. Hardcover.
Visiting modern Morocco: A study in patterns and imagery that dazzles.