Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

So many techniques, so little time! From dying and weaving to sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting, fiber satisfies. Fiber art is the use of natural or synthetic fibers to create fine art. These fiber pieces are not utilitarian, but are made to be esthetically pleasing.

Browse through our posts highlighting fiber artists, their art and some popular techniques to inspire you to create.

After 35 years of creating, exhibiting, teaching and writing about textile art, Susan Brandeis is as enthusiastic as ever about creating her own visual language and helping others do the...

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...

Jacquie Gering begins each quilt with an idea, but lets inspiration lead throughout her process, sometimes taking the work on unexpected, but welcome, turns. Known for her use of clean,...

I love scraps. To me, they are the comfort food of quilts. My first contact with quilts was not the ornate Baltimore Album quilts or the intricately hand quilted whole...

When asked to “decorate an art pumpkin” for a local arts alliance exhibit, what’s a fiber artist to do? Add the personal challenge of using materials already in my studio....

Be honest. You loved opening a fresh box of crayons on the first day of school. Have you had that feeling lately? We were thinking about pivotal classes that have...

Stephen Wilson uses modern technology to create contemporary artwork rooted in traditional craft. He uses fabric and thread to create his images in the same way a painter might use...

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...