THREE DIMENSIONS IN FIBER
by Claudia Herbst-Tait
Digital arts professor Claudia Herbst-Tait makes the cerebral
tangible through a series of gestural Jacquard weavings that
begin as three-dimensional computer animations.
by Gabriel Craig
The recent soft sculptures of Margarita Cabrera, made
collaboratively with immigrant textile workers, are
embroidered with poignant personal narratives and potent
by Elissa Auther, Susan Kunimatsu, and Mung Lar Lam
A new aesthetic called “sloppy craft” has emerged in the field
of contemporary fiber art. In this feature article, we take a
closer look at the historical roots of this controversial
movement and meet two of its most active proponents.
by Sabrina Gschwandtner
Anna Von Mertens creates vibrant hand-dyed and
handstitched art quilts based on the auras of famous
2010 STUDENT SHOWCASE
Our sixth annual student showcase features work being
produced in colleges and universities both in the United
States and internationally.
Turning Uniforms into Handmade Paper | Art Cloth | No-Rules Knitting
Margot Quan Knight | Nendo
The International Triennial of Tapestry | Liz Whitney Quisgard
Travel & Traditions
Threads of Tradition
Pip Culbert: Process of Elimination
News & Notes
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
ABOVE: Anna Von
Mertens, Madame X’s aura, after John Singer Sargent (detail),
2009; cotton, cotton batting; hand-dyed, handstitched; 83" x
43¼". Courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
Photo: Don Tuttle Photography.
ABOVE: Josh Faught, Triage (detail), 2009; hemp, nail polish, spray paint, indigo, logwood,
toilet paper, greeting cards, pins, books, plaster, yarn, handmade
wooden sign, denim, gloves; 80" x 120". Courtesy of the
artist and Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York.
ABOVE: Anne-Gry Løland (Norway), Monuments (detail), 2009;
fabric; appliquéd, devoré, printed; 112¼" x 111". This work is included
in the International Triennial of Tapestry in Lódz´, Poland.
of the Central Museum of Textiles in Lódz´, Poland.
Photo: Monique Lehman.