interview rocking chair sessions, artist journey

The Magic Chair             RCS #103

April 4, 2019

I am honored to be Rocking Chair Sessions interviewee #103. Last Friday, March 29, 2019, Elysa D. Batista and Maria Teresa Barbist welcomed me to the Rocking Chair. We discussed many things about my journey as a textile artist, teacher, and founder of the textile guild, Fantastic Fibers Miami.  Maria Teresa and Elysa were delightful. It was more like a conversation than an interview and they made me laugh! Thanks Ladies! Love you!

Listen to the full story here:  Rocking Chair Sessions #103




PRESS ran a story about the Yarn Bomb at MOCA .  Thank  you to Eli Hill!

Fantastic Fibers Miami, textile art, installation art, fiber guild, Museum of Copntemporary Art

Yarn Bomb at MOCA

When fiber artist Pamela Palma found herself with an abundance of yarn left over from previous projects, she decided to “yarn-bomb” the column in her art studio. Soon, visitors started stopping by her studio to see her art and the yarn-covered pole. The project and the attention it received inspired her to create a guild for fiber artists called Fantastic Fibers Miami. The group has worked as a team to yarn-bomb spaces ever since.

According to Palma, the best way to begin preparing for yarn-bombing is to ask people to donate their spare yarn––and not to be picky. “We’re especially happy when we get the stuff that you would never really want to wear, like icky acrylic or bright colors,” Palma explained. These types of yarn are excellent for bombing due to their bright hues and eye-catching textures.
Next, knit or crochet long panels of yarn that you can bring to the site; if you’re working with columns or another simple shape, try wrapping the pieces around the architecture. An easy way to attach the top and bottom of the panels together is to safety pin them, though you may need a lot. When Fantastic Fibers yarn-bombed Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art in January, they used about 10,000 safety pins.  
Lastly, Palma’s top tip for beginners is to avoid guerilla-style yarn-bombing––where you cover a site in fiber art without permission. Instead, try to work with a property owner or an art institution to secure a space. “When you know you have support from the community, then you know they’re going to look after it,” Palma noted.  






Tapestry, fiber art, textiles, hand woven, yarn, landscape imagery, New Mexico desert, Cabezon


The American Tapestry Alliance recently published my artist statement in their social media posts. Read how this artwork, Cabezon, my first ever weaving, launched my career as a fiber artist/textile designer. Pamela Palma Artist Statement 







January 26 – February 2, 2018  Yarn Bombing at MOCA

Fantastic Fibers Miami (FFM), the fiber art guild under the umbrella of Pamela Palma Designs, is sponsoring Yarn Bombing at MOCA. This colorful art installation takes place on the pillars in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Fantastic Fibers Miami members Morgan, Dana, and Pamela have worked over the past few months with the MOCA Teens, teaching them to knit strips for the yarn bomb and to inclorporate other fiber techniques into their art. The MOCA Pavillion Gallery will feature their work in Fresh Threads, a fiber art exhibition curated by  student Gregory Pierre-Louis. Artist Books in fiber by FFM Members are part of this exhibition. Read about it in Culture Owl and Art Circuits


Pamela Palma, artist profile, featured in Bakehouse Art Complex 30th Anniversary news here

 Rockin’ The Story of Rock & Roll at Studio 18 in the Pines            

June 23 – August 2, 2017 

Sun Sentinel:  New exhibit looks back on the age of rock – Sun Sentinel.  John Lennon -Give Peace a ChancePembroke Pines City NewsMiramar Pembroke City News  





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   John Lennon – Give Peace a Chance                                                                                                                                                                                        Mixed Media Fiber Hand Woven, Dyed,                                                                                                                                                                                     Painted and Inscribed by Pamela Palma


Tampa Times Contemporary Fiber in Florida, at Florida Craft Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

April 28 – June 17, 2017 

Contemporaary Fiber in Florida 2017

Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017:        VIsit Florida l and ll. Mixed Media Fiber, Hand Woven by Pamela Palma


World Wide Knit in Public Day June 10, 2017. Sponsored by Pamela Palma Designs and Fantastic Fibers Miami; Hosted by Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Links: Knit in Public video      Rickie Report May 17, 2017

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Knit in Public Day;

              Knit in Public Day at PAMM

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Perspectives in Fiber at the Armory Art Center Annex, Lake Worth, Florida

January 6  – February 9, 2017

Sponsored by South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild of Palm Beach

 December 10, 2016  Full article:Perspectives in Fiber Featured Art The Rickie Report 

Featured Art  by Pamela Palma  Perspectives in Fiber Work by Pamela Palma

Tied Up in Red Tape - © 2016 Pamela Palma Designs

Tied Up in Red Tape – © 2016 Pamela Palma Designs

Dirty Money © 2016 Pamela Palma Designs-.JPG

Dirty Money © 2016 Pamela Palma Designs-.JPG