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Fiberarts - September October 2008
September/October 2008

 
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Contents
Jane Kenyon’s Urban Markings Series
A Showcase of Textiles Focusing on the Stitch
Diem Chau’s Carved Crayons
Plush-Art Pattern from Crammed Organisms
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Inside the September/October 2008 Issue

Volume 35  Number 2
War Torn by Urh and Iva Sobocan - Fiberarts

ON THE COVER: Diem Chau, Women, 2008; porcelain teacup, silk, thread; 2¼" x 3" diameter. Chau’s stitched dinnerware is featured on page 38. Photo by the artist. ABOVE: Clyde Olliver, Welsh Quilt, 2006; linen thread, slate; couched, stitched; 37" x 46" x 3". Olliver’s stitched slate is featured on page 54. Photo: Lucy Barden.

Features

HAND TO MOUTH
by Suzanne Beal
Diem Chau serves up memory and mystery in her embroidered dishware.

CRAMMED ORGANISMS
by David Wolk and Marci Rae McDade
This summer an invasion of adorable plush-art creatures swept through the Midwest and stole the heart of Saint Louis.

MECHANICAL DRAWING: THE SCHIFFLI PROJECT
by Dr. Jessica Hemmings
An industrial-era embroidery machine in Manchester, England, has challenged a group of artists to reconsider how the hand of the maker can interact with technology.

LEGACY & LACE
by Akiko Kotani and Bernard Freydberg
Dorie Millerson creates shadowy narratives with the historical technique of needlepoint lace.

STITCHES IN STONE
by Jacqueline Ruyak
The mountains near his home provide Clyde Olliver with solitude and slate—a favorite surface for his rugged embellishments.

Commentary
Catherine Ellis on the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s 7th Annual Think-Tank

Previews
Ghada Amer | Textile Society of America Symposium | International Shibori Symposium | SAQA’s 12 Voices Exhibition | Henry Moore Textiles | Chace Center to Open at RISD | Upcoming Conferences

Creative Process
Jane Kenyon: Thread Paintings

Collecting
Collectors and Artists Connect on Etsy.com

Profiles
Connie Lippert | Julia Robinson

Sampling
Iviva Olenick | Linda Moore | Ellen Moon | Bette Levy | Rebecca Conviser | Caroline Dahl

Reviews
Eri Imamura | Wedded Bliss | Gabriele Basch

Travel & Traditions
Textile Pride in Torino, Italy |
Sarah Nakisanze: African Bark Cloth

Curtains
Mung Lar Lam

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Kathy Sosa, Metate
ABOVE: Jane Kenyon, Post no Bills (with detail), 2007; cotton and rayon sewing thread; free-motion machine embroidery on soluble stabilizer; 48" x 28". Kenyon writes about her creative process on page 22. Photo: Kenji Nagai.

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