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Fiberarts - April/May 2009
April/May 2009

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Work from Editor Marci Rae McDade’s residency
2008 Coby Grants
Denise Labadie’s megalith-inspired works
Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger’s non-performance work
Over 200 fiber-postcard valentines
Mandy Greer’s Silvering Path and Aqua Art Fair, Miami work
Residency and Retreat Resources
Angelika Werth’s Madeleines
Andrea Dezsö’s Heart
Clips from film and fiber favorites
Student Sampling call for entry
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April/May 2009

Angelika Werth’s Madeleines


Angelika Werth in her kitchen in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, right before a Madeleines photo shoot, 2007. All photos: Jeremy Addington.

Angelika Werth’s one-of-a-kind felted creations, called Madeleines, were featured in our April/May issue. “Hit the field” becomes an elegant proposition when wearing one of Werth’s beautifully tailored gowns inspired by various sports and adventurous women of the past and present. Here we share more of her spirited gowns.

Baseball Dress: Ode to Coco Chanel (with detail), 2009; merino wool, silk, embedded wire, deconstructed base balls, antique silk embroidery, silk, antique buttons, old linen mattress covers, baseball glove; hand-felted, deconstructed, reconstructed.

Tent Dress #3: Canadian Camper (with detail), 2008; tent, silk velvet, old zippers, metal hardware, silk; hand-dyed, deconstructed, reconstructed.

Fencing Dress #2: Ode to Jeanne d’ Arc (Joan of Arc) (with detail), 2006–2007; merino wool, silk, antique lace, silk brocade, fencing mask, foil; handfelted.



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