The offerings in the Fiber Art section of POAC's Triple Threat Exhibit are quite varied this year. First up, some enticing and truly wearable Wearable Art by Pat Congleton, who says in her artist statement that she loves "inventing ways to mix textures, stripes and vintage fabric."
A closer look at this one shows how she sometimes leaves edges loose and ragged, but overall, the garment is finished impeccably.
She included a diagram that shows the steps in doing the pleating that is inserted in this garment. It's a shibori method done wrapped on a pipe. Unfortunately, the photo I took is too blurry to read. Click on the photo and any others in this post for the larger version where you can more easily see the details.
What fiber art exhibit would be complete without some weaving?
Be sure to click on the photo - I left the larger view quite big so you can really see what's in that wall piece.
Trying to get this gal to join our art group. She uses her own marbled and hand-dyed fabrics as well as stenciling to create her work that is backed with Peltex to give it that great look when hung.
And one last art quilter who I wouldn't mind having join our group. She explained her process on these pieces as laying down paint (in this case white) over canvas, then stitching the designs, then painting within the designs and finishing up with more stitching in the painted design areas to bring out details.
Because of the heavy canvas and the paint, she uses no batting or other material on the back, but adds a binding to finish. Hilary G., does this give you ideas?
Stay tuned - favorites from the LittleBig portion of the exhibit is up next!