Studios that Inspire
Meet the winners of the 2011 Fiberarts Reader’s Choice
Studio contest! Nearly eighty avid fans entered their special
creative spaces this year with over 1,100 readers casting votes
online to decide the favorites.
Iconography of the Self
by Jamie Chalmers
Photography can quickly capture a likeness with ease, but
many artists prefer taking the time and care to explore textile
portraiture’s untapped potential.
A Fabricated Journey
by Eve Tobolka
A student of beliefs and cloth, Canadian artist Heather
Goodchild pulls what she loves from the past to create a fiber
practice that is both mysterious and optimistic.
by Bean Gilsdorf
The handstitched headlines and soft sculptures of Lauren
DiCioccio invite audiences to reconsider their understanding
of—and personal impact on—today’s complex modern
Mastering the Art Quilt
by Martha Sielman
This sampling of recent works by an international group of
quilt artists showcases their masterful and magical command
of light and shadow.
Emerging Artists Showcase
Merill Comeau | Gabriella D’Italia | Erin Endicott | Hannah Streefkerk
Natividad Amador: Stitching Re-Imagined
American Tapestry Biennial Eight
Travel & Traditions
Keeping Traditions Alive in Laos | The Metal Embroidery of the Miao
Takashi Iwasaki: Dear Diary
News & Notes
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
ABOVE: Cayce Zavaglia, Aunt Lin (detail), 2009; crewel wool and
acrylic thread on linen cotton fabric; hand-embroidered;
16¼" x 29". Photo courtesy of Lyons
Weir Gallery, New York.
ABOVE: Lauren DiCioccio, 22MAR10 (Brian Oliver) (detail),
2010; cotton muslin over the March 22, 2010, issue of the New
York Times; hand-embroidered; 11½" x 11¾". Photo courtesy
of the artist and Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco.
ABOVE: Erin Endicott, Healing Sutra #20 (detail), 2011; antique
handkerchief, thread; hand-embroidered, hand-dyed with walnut
ink; 12" x 12". Photo: Glenn Hudson.