Vol. 33 No. 2
ABOVE: Reina Mia Brill, If You Keep Making Faces, 2005; coated copper
wire, resin, paint; knitted; Mama: 10" x 61⁄2" x 9". Photo: D. James Dee. Work by Blount, Brill, and four other
artists who work with the doll form is included in the article on page 42.
ON THE COVER: Akira Blount, I/Nature, 2006; cloth (needle sculpted, hand and machine sewn, rust dyed),
fiberfill, maple bark, wire, grapevine tendrils, leather, botanicals, colored pencil, acrylic paint, metallic rubs;
22" x 8" x 6". Photo: Larry Blount.
LOUISE BOURGEOIS: STITCHING SALVATION
by Rhonda Sonnenberg
The renowned artist has been creating in many media for seven decades. Her fabric works,
stitched from her own clothes, are among her most stirring.
THE UNIVERSAL PORTRAITURE OF SCOTT ELLEGOOD
by D Wood
From buttonhole stitches emerge haunting faces.
THE ART OF THE DOLL
by Leslie Clark
These textile-based figures make their homes not in toy chests but in galleries and art collections.
Makers Georgette Benisty, Akira Blount, Reina Mia Brill, Kyoko Okubo, Adam Parker
Smith, and Alice Watterson describe why and how they create.
by Morgan K. Harris
Using iconic images, the work of Jenny Hart and Whitney Lee taps into craft’s recent resurgence
in popular culture.
HANNAH GREENAWAY’S KNITTED BUSTS
by Jessica Hemmings
Heat-treated plastic gives form to intriguing portraits.
News and Notes
Joan Schulze on China’s Biennale | Orly Genger’s Puzzlejuice | Quilt
Copyright Case | In Memoriam: Budd Stalnaker | Center for Craft,
Creativity & Design Grants | Tree Huggers | Museum Fund Raising
Textile Thesaurus | Awards | and other tidbits from the fiber world
ON THE WEB: More News & Notes
ON THE WEB: Strong Work Seen in Philly
ArtWear Shows | New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma’s Doily
International Quilt Festival | Focus Fiber | Fall Craft Shows
Ella Koopman | Dustin Wedekind | Jill Galliéni
Leslie Pontz’s Visual Vocabulary
A Showcase of the Human Form
ON THE WEB: Sampling: A Showcase of the Human Form
Beyond Weaving | Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
randall sinner | Stitch
Travel & Traditions
de Young Museum | Embellished Textiles in Iowa | Ningy–o: Japanese
Dolls | New Galleries
Catalogs to Order
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Ungud (Snake Goddess),
2006; beads, sequins, thread, glue, vinyl tubing,
plastic action figure; beads stitched and
adhered to form, bead embroidery, netting,
peyote and square stitch; 6" x 3" x 3". Photo:
Joe Coca. Wedekind is profiled on page 24.