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Is Fiber's Foundation Firm?
Nicola Henley: Free to Fly
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Ingrid Moldenhauer, Map of the Dreaming (detail), 2002; dyed, pieced, stitched; 13 by 19 by 2 inches. The work and ideas of Moldenhauer and other emerging textile artists are featured on page 33.

Vol. 30 No. 2     Sep. - Oct. 2003    ISSN No. 0164-324X

Features
WHAT DRAWS YOUNG PEOPLE TO FIBER? 28
by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart
An art-school faculty member comments on what intrigues seven of her current and former students.
THOUGHTS FROM THE NEXT GENERATION 33
by Juliarose Loffredo
An emerging textile artist seeks out others and voices their thoughts on concept, craftsmanship, and the future of our field.
IS FIBER'S FOUNDATION FIRM? 40
A Q&A with three educators - Lou Cabeen, Maria Tulokas, and Joan Livingstone - on how their fiber programs are faring and how they're
approaching the medium today
FURTHERING YOUR FIBER EDUCATION 49
by Noelle Backer
Craft school or self-study? Guild workshop or art school? Explore the options based on your goals.
MENTORING A FUTURE FIBER ARTIST 52
by Karen Page Crislip
A tapestry artist shares her rationale and approach for working with a
teenage apprentice. Plus a sidebar on teaching kids about the fiber arts.

Commentary 11
Our Bauhaus Roots

Notable Events 12
"Wild by Design" Quilt Symposium, Cranbrook's New Building, Tapestry Symposium, 30 Years for Two NYC Galleries, Is "Craft" a Dirty Word?,
Aid to Artisans Awards

Profile 19
Nicola Henley
J. Marie Bannerot, Bird, 2001; copper, steel, cotton; hand knitting, coiling. Photo: Marc Neighbor.

Fiber Hot Spot 20
Contemporary Craft in Chicago

Worldwide Connections 22
Kasuti Embroidery

Sampling 24
Student Showcase

Fiber Online 26
Call for Web Stories

Reviews
John McQueen and Margo Mensing: Conscriptions 58
Southeastern Fiber Invitational 60
Nicole Mollett: Wear Ables 61
Why Bother? Handmade Textiles in the 21st Century 63

Departments
67 Broadway 7
Letters 7
News & Notes 26
Books 27
Current & Coming 64
Competitions & Opportunities 68
Fibermart 69
Education & Travel 70
Classifieds 74
Resources 78
Advertisers' Index 79
Curtains 80

On the cover: Jen Swearington, Good Humor, 2001; pieced sheets, gesso, shellac; charcoal and grease pencil drawing, screen printing, free-motion machine quilting and embroidery; 34 by 24 inches. Photo: Brian Blauser. From "Quilt National '03," showing at the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, through September 1 and at City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, October 22-November 30. See page 36 for more work by Swearington.


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