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Fiberarts - April/May 2010
April/May 2010

 
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Contents
More fiber-postcard valentines
More work from the Recycle LACMA project
Early work from Linda Hutchins
Updated exhibition and competition listings
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Inside the April/May 2010 Issue

Volume 36  Number 5
Yinka Shonibare MBE, The Age of Enlightenment

ABOVE: A Huichol girl in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico reads at night using her Portable Light Unit made with solar photovoltaic material. Courtesy of KVA MATx.

ON THE COVER: Diane Savona, Overgrown Fossil (detail), 2008; salvaged nightgown, sweater, crochet, handmade felt, hand-dyed; handsewn; 68" x 49". Savona’s work is featured on page 52. Photo by the artist.

Features

UNPREDICTABLE RESULTS
by Victor Cassidy
Up close and personal, Lia Cook’s newest works in Jacquard explore the emotional and structural possibilities of the woven image.

E-TEXTILES: ELECTRONIC AND EXTRAORDINARY
by Janet Collins
In the growing field of electronic textiles, two university campuses in North America are emerging as epicenters for groundbreaking research and experimentation.

ETHEREAL SCULPTURE
by Sue Taylor
The heirloom-inspired creations of Linda Hutchins, rendered life-size in ghostly organza, speak to the fleeting nature of both making and memory.

LIBERATING THE PAST
by Spike Gillespie
The discovery of revealing family documents lead artist Stephen Beal on a quest to rectify the wrongs of long-ago with needle and thread.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING
by Rachel B. Cochran
A passion for collecting relics of domesticity feeds the creative drive and textile explorations of quilt artist Diane Savona.

Departments

Profiles
Whitney Stansell | Alex Friedman | Mary Smull

Collecting
De-Accessories: The Recycle LACMA Project

Creative Process
An Encaustic Studio Intensive | Making the Cut | Smart Textiles at MICA

Practical Matters
Making Connections

Sampling
Fiber-Postcard Valentines

Reviews
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions | Slash: Paper Under the Knife

Travel & Traditions
The Hubbell Trading Post | Brown Sheep Company

Curtains
Christy Matson: Ill Communication

Fourth Street
Letters
Contributors
Commentary
News & Notes
Previews
Books
Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Bazaar
Classifieds
Resources

Those Who Pray, Ahmad Askalany ABOVE: Lia Cook, China Maze Doll (detail), 2008; cotton and rayon thread, woven on a TC-1 Jacquard loom; 72" x 51". Courtesy of browngrotta arts, Wilton, Connecticut. Photo by the artist.

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ABOVE: Linda Hutchins, Egg Basket, 2008; organza and thread; handsewn; 3½" x 9½" x 9½". Courtesy of Pulliam Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Photo: Dan Kvitka.

Those Who Pray, Ahmad Askalany ABOVE: Alex Friedman, Matrix, 2008; wool weft, cotton warp; tapestry techniques include eccentric weft, hatching, pick pick, soumak, and interlocks as needed; 40" x 51" x 2". Photo: Kate Cameron.


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