.... Fiberart: whatever you can envision ....
"FiberArt" includes all the techniques possible for fiber and fabric - dyeing, quilting,
weaving, felting, handmade paper, beading, needlework and / or stitchery both traditional
I've merrily spent over 35 years involved in
these things, and am not nearly done... Yes, I was born before polyester!
Most of the work shown here is
contemporary hand done needlework. All designs are original. None of the work
is for sale & I have no plans to do commercial work again - am doing the "heirloom" thing.
My newest interest is computer graphics. Such a deal! "Instant Gratification" to be able to "pour"
fabrics and beads.
I also gratefully tip my hat to: Wilcke Smith, fabulous stitcher, artist, teacher and mentor;
Chas Marino, designer and teacher; Constance Howard, grand humorous lady and teacher; Elinor
Peace Bailey and others for being there and generously sharing their knowledge and wit. In their own way each is
truly a Wild Woman:
Wild women use red in their paintings Scream a yellow hillside Push pink into the night sky.
Wild women let lives tangle and Watch as their words skip across pages
Leading to dark planets. The other side of the moon.
Wild women put their Ph.D.s in chalices Place them on the altar and run away
To play with color squares and magic markers.
Wild women cry when they remember Laugh at all they know they know, Then dance like nymphs
in the moonlight.
- Excerpt from Taproots: Where Ideas are Born by
Carol Egmont St. John