I am pleased that two of my woven wall panels, Visit Florida l and Visit Florida ll are in the coming exhibition in St Petersburg, Florida: Contemproary Fiber in Florida at the Florida CraftArt Gallery.
Hand woven on my 4-shaft table loom, these artworks are comprised of silk and my hand dyed mohair yarns, interwoven with tourist maps of Tampa Bay and US currency. Shown in the promo card just below the word “Events” is Visit Florida ll. The peninsula we know as Florida has long been water dominant with Nature controlling its flow in support of our unique ecosystem. In recent history, Water Management has taken the reins, redistributed, redirected, and regulated Nature’s intentions. Our sparkling Bays are filled, dredged, and reconfigured to accommodate tourism and development. Our River of Grass is diminished. My art further reconfigures the land and water masses to remind us of how our economic values impact geographic structure and native ecology.
Weaving Classes continue! Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays. Each course is 3 classes over 3 weeks for 3 hours. See a pattern here? 3,3,3. Details, dates HERE. What will you weave? Classes include use of looms, shuttles, and gorgeous yarns + individualized instructions. I will guide you to hand weave specifically to your taste! Register today. Class size is limited! Shown, left: Wall hanging, hand woven by beginning student, Ana. Beautiful work!
April 28 at the Armory Art Center, WPB
One-day Weaving Workshop especially for my “northern” friends in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties (hey- you are north of Miami-Dade!) at the Armory Art Center, April 28. I will be bringing my rigid heddle looms, shuttles, and large assortment of gorgeous yarns for you to use that day. This workshop is for anyone, regardless of experience! Weave a pillow cover, a tote bag, a wall hanging ~ your choice! I will guide you to create your own art fabric. Details and registration HERE
DATES TO REMEMBER: FANTASTIC FIBERS MIAMI meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at my studio. Please RSVP! April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22. We are currently working on our secret Book Project! Please bring yours, wrapped or boxed, to the next meeting to exchange.
Last but not least, June 10 is WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY! Fantastic Fibers is registered. Members will be at PAMM from 12 – 5 in the Learning Auditorium in air conditioned comfort. Projects TBA. Open to the public, free event!