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Apr/May 2007

 
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Contents
Sampling: Fiber-Postcard Valentines
Tips on Displaying Fiber Art

Winners of Our Fiber-Studio Picture Contest

Textile Tours
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Inside the April/May 2007 Issue

Vol. 33  No. 4

ON THE COVER: Betsy Sterling Benjamin, Blue Lotus of Lumbini, 2006; rozome (wax resist) on silk; 42 1⁄2" x 30 1⁄3". Benjamin is profiled on page 30. Photo: Mark Fernald. ABOVE LEFT: Tenture aux poissons (Fish Tapestry) (detail), Antinoë, Middle Egypt, second or third century; wool; about 54 1⁄3" x 34 1⁄4". Photo: Pierre Verrier. Courtesy of Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, France. ABOVE RIGHT: Ann Matlock, Coptic Fish, Lyon, 2006; watercolor; 6" x 9". On page 34, Matlock describes her creative process and how she is inspired by the textile collections of several European museums.

Features

JOURNEYS OF THE SOUL: BETSY STERLING BENJAMIN
by Katherine Aimone
The artist’s rozome-dyed textiles explore the physical and spiritual world.

BARBARA SHAPIRO: POWER GARMENTS AND HEALER’S CLOTHS
by Melissa Leventon
Textiles from Africa and Asia influence this artist’s dyed and woven works.

A WEAVER’S TRIP TO EUROPE
by Ann Matlock
Visiting museums to study and sketch textiles feeds this artist’s creative process.

THE FIBERARTS GUIDE TO TEXTILE TOURS

Feeling the yen for a trip? These organizations offer guided tours that explore textile traditions, artwork, and cultures.
ON THE WEB: Textile To Travel For

REBECCA VAUGHAN: LURE

by Lynn Cornelius Jablonski
Through embroidered, scented pieces, worn by women across the country, the artist searches for her mother.

A BARN BUILT FOR ART

by Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta
In Wilton, Connecticut, this couple has renovated their home—an 1895 barn—to
highlight the fiber art they promote.

Departments

News & Notes
Craft in America | In Memoriam: Rosie Lee Tompkins | Texas Museum of Fiber Arts | Textile Conservation Laboratory | Fiber Artists’ Oral Histories | Gallery News | Artist Awards | and other tidbits from the fiber world

Previews
The Dinner Party | Fiberart International | Carter Smith | Fiber Cartography

Creative Process
Wish You Were Here

Profiles
Laura Nathan | Françoise Micoud

Sampling
Fiber-Postcard Valentines
ON THE WEB: Fiber-Postcard Valentines

Reviews
American Tapestry Biennial Six | Altered, Stitched and Gathered | Gail Grinnell: Bitter Love

Travel & Traditions

Fiber-Arts Trails in New Mexico | Santa Fe’s Fiber Hot Spots


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Mary Andrews of Grand Blanc, Michigan, sent this fabric postcard to us for our Valentine’s Day mail-art project. See more postcard valentines on page 28.
 

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