the November/December 2009 Issue
Volume 36 Number 3
ON THE COVER: Janet Echelman, Her secret is patience, 2009; painted
galvanized steel, changing sets of recyclable high-tenacity polyester braided
twine netting, and color lighting; 145' x 353' x 289'. Civic Space Park, downtown
Phoenix, Arizona. Echelman’s large-scale public installations are the subject
of the feature on page 34. Photo: Craig Smith.
ABOVE: Clare Plug, Polar Dreams 2, 2009; found Antarctic marker
flags, cotton mattress ticking, cotton cloth; discharged, machinepieced, appliquéd,
quilted; 45" x 68". Image courtesy of Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art
Gallery, Napier, New Zealand. Photo: David Frost.
BIG AS ALL OUTDOORS
by Kathleen Vanesian
Janet Echelman expands the sky with colossal fiber sculptures that respond to
natural elements and reshape urban environments.
2009 STUDENT SHOWCASE
Our fifth annual student showcase features work being produced in colleges and
universities both in the United States and internationally..
LACE IN TRANSLATION
by Jacqueline Ruyak
A rarely seen lace collection in Philadelphia has inspired a handful of acclaimed
artists and designers to create exciting new large-scale work.
BAUHAUS TEXILES: A LEGACY OF FEMALE HANDS
by Cynthia Elyce Rubin
Nearly a century after its inception, the Bauhaus school’s Weaving Workshop
continues to influence contemporary textile appreciation, production, and design.
by Susan Taber Avila
Joyful, fantastic, mesmerizing: all words that leap to mind when attempting
to describe the wearable—and audible—creations of Nick Cave.
Janice Arnold: The Palace Yurt
Louise Saxton | Andrea Mastrovito
How to Photograph Your Fiber Art
At Home with Mary Fisher
Isabelle de Borchgrave | Clare Plug
Travel & Traditions
Frankfurt Christmas Market | Tree Cozies Enliven Downtown | Connecting with Universities
Jennifer Cecere: Doilies at Large
News & Notes
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
ABOVE: Jodi Stevens, Resting Place, 2009; yarn; dimensions
variable. MFA Artisanry/Fibers, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Photo:
ABOVE: Nick Cave, SOUNDSUIT, 2009; human hair, fabric, metal
armature; 8' x 36" x 18". Image courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman
Gallery, New York, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Photo: