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Jenny Balfour-Paul, Spin-off, 1999; stitch-resist hanging dyed in Nigerian natural indigo; 6 by 6 feet.

Vol. 29 No. 5   Summer 2003    ISSN No. 0164-324X

Features
BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER 26
by Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen
An embroidery artist's thoughts on the birth, growth, and strength of the genre of miniature textiles

RIIS'S POWERFUL PIECES 32
by Rebecca A. T. Stevens
A curator considers the meticulous, engaging (and sought after) tapestries of Jon Eric Riis.

GENERATIONS/TRANSFORMATIONS 39
A current show at the American Textile History Museum asks: Who influenced you? Whom have you influenced?

FOLLOWING THE THREADS:
WHERE GLASS & FIBER INTERSECT 48
by Jane LaFerla
Dale Chihuly and Toots Zynsky are well known to fans of glass art. You might be surprised to learn that fibers play a key role in their work.

WARM & SOFT, COOL & HARD 54
A portfolio of six other artists who are exploring textiles & glass
Susan Lordi Marker, Soulskin: Sun, Lake, Dragonfly (detail), 2000; linen blend, dye, pigment, gold leaf, devoré; 90 by 54 inches. Photo: Jason Harris. See the article on page 39.
Commentary 9
Endangered Species: Catalogues on CD

Notable Events 10
On the Scene at Fall Fiber Gatherings, A Dinner Party in Brooklyn, Surface
Design Conference

Profile 14
Diane Thorp

Worldwide Connections 20
David Mecalco on Mexican Pop Culture, Books Needed in Egypt

The Creative Process 22
Sculptural Garments from Paper Yarns

Fiber Online 24
When a Work Is Sold: Artists' and Owners' Rights

Reviews
Poetry in a Steel Mill: Tapestries by Mildred T. Johnstone 58
Deirdre Nelson: My Dear John, Lush Betty 60
Art Quilt Network/New York: Fibrations! 61

Departments
67 Broadway 7
Letters 8
News & Notes 18
Books 25
Current & Coming 64
Classifieds 70
Education & Travel 72
Competitions & Opportunities 76
Fibermart 77
Resources 78
Advertisers' Index 79
Curtains 80






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