Saturday, April 21, 2012
I have a wonderful nuno felted neckpiece by Masha Kosmos to share. She states that The basis of this Necklace is 100% natural silk hand felted with very soft merino wool and silk fibers and Decorated with tears beads.
The front of the Necklace, from the top to the bottom is 6 inches deep.
The Length of this Necklace is about 21 inches.
It is time for the Gallery to close the previous themed show and jury in another. The theme for the April-May show which will begin on Monday is Van Gogh's Irises. For the past few years, each spring we have selected a classic painting and encouraged members to interpret it in fiberart. I have some previews of works to be submitted to the next gallery show:
First, Masha has told me that she has made a nuno felt bolero for the Van Gogh exhibition but has not as yet photographed it.
Second, Joan Hutten has created a shawl based on iris colors. It is wet felted with hand dyed wool fleece and angelina fibers in turquoises and lavenders.
Kay Collins selection is The silk painting is of a German bearded iris growing in her yard. She used silk dyes and painted on china silk with a "dry brush" technique that she has used when painting watercolors as opposed to the traditional silk painting technique of filling a loaded brush of silk dye between lines of gutta drawn on the fabric.
Roz Houseknecht's entry will be a nuno wool on silk scarf.
I (Joanne Bast) also have been working with the iris theme. A freeform machine stitched bowl of sewing threads, a silk scarf with stitched irises, and a felted wool and silk wall hanging.
The Van Gogh Iris Exhibition show be an interesting one. Come in if you are local. Check the website is you are not. Joanne