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Fiberarts - September/October 2009
September/October 2009

 
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Mixed-media beadwork by Kym Hepworth
Vintage fabric embroideries by Isabella Rengifo
More work by our Sampling artists
Fabric and Glass by Vanessa Yanow
Velvet and Shibori by Barbara Setsu Pickett
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Inside the September/October 2009 Issue

Volume 36  Number 2
Caroline Hwang, Stop Instantly: What Might Have Been Lost

ON THE COVER: Jane Zweibel, Self-Portrait Praying #1, 2008; oil paint on handsewn and cotton-stuffed canvas; 40" x 24" x 12". Zweibel’s stuffed paintings are the subject of the feature on page 36. Photo: Jean Vong.

ABOVE:
Caroline Hwang, Stop Instantly: What Might Have Been Lost, 2007; acrylic paint, fabric, thread; pieced, appliquéd, hand- and machine-quilted, painted; 30" x 30". Courtesy of Sloan Fine Art, New York.

Features

MIXED SIGNALS
by Alex Sudalnik
Caroline Hwang navigates the sometimes treacherous sea of love with her quilted distress signals of heartbreak and disenchantment.

STUFFED PAINTINGS
by Leigh Anne Miller
In her quest to blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture, Jane Zweibel creates intriguing doll-like and darkly narrative forms in fiber.

THE CURRENCY OF CRAFT
by Lowery Stokes Sims
Sonya Clark’s recent work in hair and combs challenges our expectations of contemporary fiber art with witty insight and improvisational materiality.

MICROCOSMS IN FIBER AND GLASS
by James D. Campbell
Vanessa Yanow intertwines the past with the present in miniature creations made from vintage fabrics and flame-worked glass.

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by Shannon Stratton
The ornately embossed and painted leatherworks of Carol Jackson poetically depict the triumphs and pitfalls of Manifest Destiny.

REINVENTING VELVET
by Annin Barrett and Marilyn Robert
Driven by a passion for handwoven velvet and a penchant for historical research, Barbara Setsu Pickett has traveled the world to study with the masters.

Departments

Collecting
Collaborations in Fiber and Print

Profiles
Isabella Rengifo: Rustic Innocence

Creative Process
Kym Hepworth | Margaret Cusack

Sampling
Re-visionaries: A Showcase of Work with Recyclables

Reviews
Fashioning Felt | Lauren Levy: Beneath the Palm of My Hand

Travel & Traditions
Renaissance in Costa Rica | Sewing by the Sea

Curtains
Teresa Sullivan: Unsolved Mysteries

Fourth Street
Letters
Contributors
News & Notes
Previews
Books
Exhibition Catalogs
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Bazaar
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Lesley Richmond, Night Forest 1 ABOVE: Isabella Rengifo, Obrero, 2004; recycled textiles, thread, worsted, inks; painted, hand-embroidered, machine-sewn; 47" in diameter. Photo by the artist.

Fran Reed, Kuskokwin
ABOVE: Vanessa Yanow, Collaborating With Her
Story—Incarnation II (detail), 2009; unfinished, anonymous cross-stitch project (circa 1970s), flame-worked and blown glass, window glass, wool yarn, fabric; 24" x 14" x 8-1/2". Courtesy of Option Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photo: A. John Tinholt.


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