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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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September/October 2009

Handmade Portraits

In the letters section of our September/October 2009 issue Tara Young of Brooklyn, New York, shared information about a video she produced for’s Handmade Portraits series for the Storque section of their website that featured fiber artist Holly Stewart (Artstew). Here we share a links to Stewart’s video and other videos of interest to fiber enthusiasts. Be sure to check out the site for additional videos.

Handmade Portraits on:

  • Holly Stewart of Artstew from Kansas City, Missouri, and her creations silk screening and dispersion dying on polyester.
    Click to watch video
  • Kim Dye of Topsy Turvy Design from Oakland, California, and her anachronistic hats for burlesque performers and the occasional fashion daredevil.
    Click to watch video
  • Sarah Faber of Blackeyedsuzie from Montréal, Québec, Canada, and her Victorian inspired art dolls.
    Click to watch video
  • Susan Gibbs of MVKnits from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and her experience leaving Los Angeles to start a farm based on the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model where shareholders by a stake in the season’s wool harvest.
    Click to watch video
  • Stacey Gordon of Staceyrebecca from Phoenix, Arizona, and her moving mouth puppets.
    Click to watch video
  • Allison Sattinger of Sunny Rising Leather from Petaluma, California, and her modern twist on leather tooling to create contemporary jewelry.
    Click to watch video
  • Katherine Rasmussen of Reiter8 from Brooklyn, New York, and her line of bags and pillows made from sailboat sails.
    Click to watch video

Process videos on:

  • Lacey Smith of PrettyLittle from Portland, Oregon, and her felted-crochet booties.
    Click to watch video
  • Holly Stalder from Portland, Oregon, and her vintage inspired clothing designs.
    Click to watch video

There’s No Place Like Here (see into the homes and spaces of artists):

  • Dawn Younger-Smith of BoudoirQueen from Austin, Texas, and her boudoir-doll inspired feminine clothing.
    Click to watch video
  • Hannah Kopacz of Made with Love by Hannah from Los Angeles, and her German chalet inspired skirts and kitsch tableaus.
    Click to watch video

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