An unexpected aspect of online worship is the opportunity to have a close up view of altar and pulpit furnishings. My pew partner Joan recently wrote me, asking that I expound on the woven cross she saw closely on Zoom Easter worship. I created this white frontal for our congregation, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in … Continue reading Woven Cross
In the beginning.......God created.......In the beginning........was the Word...... In the beginning of 2016, I stalled out. In the midst of stacks of fabrics, committed projects, commissioned work, beckoning ideas, and pots of paint, I struggled to create a plan and to write a schedule that would contain and direct all these good things. The elements … Continue reading The Beginning is Not The Starting Point
Both of these photos appeared on our fibergig Facebook timeline in September. Viewers commented that the products were quite disparate. Perhaps not many studios create a runway garment and a spiritual mural in the same summer. Actually, I use the same techniques to create all of my work. Often the role of the work itself is … Continue reading Playing The Counter-Melody
The sewing machine or a pair of scissors are often the tools first associated with my art practice. But it is the iron that is used most frequently and consistently. When I am working well, focused on what is before me and its purpose, it is the iron that guides me into good evaluation. Fabric … Continue reading Bring On The Heat
Be still. Dark, still, afraid. Breath held. Glimmers of light. Paused in wonder. Air sucked in and slowly exhaled. Be still. Photograph of Advent stole made in 2014, sold at first touch to a dear friend.
Bare branches define short day skies. Bring a lamp. Be prepared for dark nights. Advent stole made on speculation and available for purchase at fibergig.
The new stoles for $75 are in our online shop, fibergig, at Etsy. Starting point: stack of selected fabrics. Prepared for paint, stencils, and screen printing. Painted, ready for embellishment, highlights, lining. See our stoles at fibergig.etsy.com/shop.
Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage. --Muriel Fox
This week’s studio work includes using products from one of our fellow Etsy shops, PG Fiber2Art. They market thermofax screens which are great for applying painted design to paper or fabric. We had the BOLD made for our new fiber tags. We ordered our fibergig name in two sizes, one for bags and one for … Continue reading A Surface Design Tool
Art does not reproduce the invisible; rather it makes it visible. -- Paul Klee