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Fiberarts - January/February 2008
January/February 2009

 
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Contents
Jon Coffelt’s memory clothing
Keiler Sensenbrenner Simple Wardrobe blog entries
María Ezcurra’s Enchando Flores (Throwing Flowers), from Caracas, Venezuela
Laura Splan’s new sculptural works
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Inside the January/February 2009 Issue

Volume 35  Number 4
Maria Ezcurra, T-shirt of Green Rays

ON THE COVER: Maggie Pavlou, Diana Coat, 2008; multi-layers of wool felt with slashed holes with attached vest. Pavlou’s organic felted garments are featured on page 42. Photo: Maureen Mahoney-Barraclough.

ABOVE: Maria Ezcurra,
T-shirt of Green Rays, 2000; fabric and pins; 63" x 35".

Features

BEING AWED BY WOW
by D Wood
Artists from around the globe flock to Wellington, New Zealand, to compete in the fashion and creativity extravaganza known as the Montana World of WearableArt Awards Show..

REBECCA EARLEY UPCYCLES STYLE
by Dr. Jessica Hemmings
Rebecca Earley’s Top 100 Collection “upcycles” rather than recycles unwanted blouses into stylish garments, adding value through the use of innovative eco-friendly technology.

MAGGIE PAVLOU: FELTED LANDSCAPES
by Kathaleen Roberts
The Mojave and Sonora deserts provide Maggie Pavlou with an expanse of natural inspiration for her elegantly organic felted creations.

WRITING WITH THREAD, READING THE FABRIC OF CULTURE
by Marcia Morse
The exhibition Writing with Thread celebrates the diversity and splendor of woven and embroidered handicrafts from southwest China.

MARÍA EZCURRA: WEAR TO ART
by Vic De La Rosa
María Ezcurra’s hands-on performance art seeks to release people from the common threads of gender, class, and culture so often defined by their clothing.

Departments

Creative Process
Jon Coffelt: Memory Clothing

Collecting
Joanne Dolan Ingersoll on blurring the lines at RISD

Profiles
Studio Z | Keiler Sensenbrenner

Sampling
A gallery of bracelets

Reviews
Diane Simpson: cover-ups | Kate Harding: Whiskey Creek | Marilyn Henrion: Noise

Travel & Traditions
NYC Easter Parade | London’s Fan Museum | the living traditions of Bhutan

Curtains
Laura Splan

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

WearableArt Awards Show
ABOVE: 2008 Montana World of WearableArt Awards Show—Opening Night, HP Children’s Section.

Laser Lace Shirt
ABOVE: Rebecca Earley and Kate Goldsworthy, Laser Lace Shirt (detail) from the Twice Upcycled series, Top 100 Collection, 2008; recycled polyester shirt; heat-photogram printed by Rebecca Earley and laser-etched by Kate Goldsworthy. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Kate Goldsworthy.

A gallery of bracelets
ABOVE: Erica Schlueter, Bracelet, 2007; sterling silver, silk; rollerprinted, crocheted; 7¼" x ½". Courtesy of BNOX Gold & Iron, Pepin, Wisconsin. Photo: Midge Bolt.


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