HAFA Gallery Show

This weekend is the start of the 2012 Gallery Show for the Houston Area Fiber Artist members. It will be held at 18 Hands Gallery in the Heights. Please stop by if you’re in the area. My work is included with some of the outstanding fiber artists in our area. Both pieces in my August 5th post were accepted. I’m very excited.

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Participating Artists:
Fermin Coronado, Ginny Eckley Suzan Engler, Susan Ennis, Iva Jenson,
Scharine Kirchoff, Mary Ann Littlejohn, Venetta Morger, Patricia Powell,
Laura Roux, Peggy Sexton, Kathy Smith, Hope Wilmarth

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CHH Artisans Sale

This weekend is the much anticipated annual Contemporary Handweaver’s of Houston Artisan Sale. The items produced by this group of very talented people are amazing. I have a couple of felted cuffs and my ‘tapestry’ cards in the sale. Also, this year, instead of my usual kumihimo neckpieces, I have done some beadweaving. Hope everyone can make it there. It’s always a great event.

From Miscellaneous
From Miscellaneous

Fiber Artist Show Entries

The Houston Area Fiber Artists are having their annual gallery show next month (September 22 – 30) at 18 Hands Gallery in the Heights. I submitted a couple of pieces for consideration. Hope to hear that one or both of these neckpieces get accepted into the show.

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This is Gumball. Had great fun adding all the felt bits and then very happy I found this fabulous yarn in my stash that I could use to wrap everything together. The black is plastic yarn. It looks great on and is very lightweight.

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This piece is called Golden Pond. It just seemed like light shimmering on golden blue water. The centerpiece is heat treated copper with an enameled accent and some of my great C-Lon cording. The necklace, itself, is made of fine wool fibers and braided in the traditional Japanese style (kumihimo).

Green Jewelry: Upcycled/Recycled Show

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Had this piece accepted into the Green Jewelry: Upcycled/Recycled Show at 18 Hands Gallery. The technique is kumihimo and it is made with recycled sari silk. I just loved the colors in the silk and found some beads to accent the piece beautifully. The tassel has great character. All the pieces of silk have wonderful raveling. You can play with the ends for hours.
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18 Hands Gallery
A unique destination in the Houston Heights!

UPCOMING: Green Jewelry: Upcycled/Recycled
Our second annual Green Jewelry show features an array of exciting jewelry fashioned from unexpected materials! Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 6-9PM.

Featured artists: Barbara Kile, Becky Mitchell, Criselda Lopez, Ivy Jensen, Kathryn Babboni, Kristi Wilson, Marguerite Belkin, Martha Ferguson, Mary Alice Tangora, Mary Thomas Davenport, Pat Powell, Robly A. Glover, Tatiana Ermakova, Vanessa Parker.
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The show goes on through the end of July. If you’re in the Houston area, see the exhibit if you can. Look for details at http://www.18handsgallery.com. I’m included with some awesome artists. Very excited.

Fun with Fiber

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Decided I need to play with all those wonderful fibers I got. In one of my reference books there were pictures of fiber bowls that looked very fun. So after a bit of playing I came up with the bowls pictured. Figured everyone that saw them would want to make them also so will have instruction sheets available at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. After festival I’ll post the sheets on my website.

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From Fibers

Silk Hankies

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Here are pictures of a couple of the silk hankies I received from my new supplier. Are they not absolutely gorgeous? Can hardly wait to get them out to everyone. They have gotten me inspired to make some silk paper and, maybe, some silk vessels. Will let you know how that experiment turns out.

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Fabulous Fibers

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Received some fabulous fibers from my new supplier. I’m always nervous when I place the first order. I was not at all disappointed. Above is a picture of the Banana Silk fibers. Great colors. Below is a picture of some of the Silk fibers. Yum! Soon I’ll be posting pictures of the Silk Hankies. They are even more wonderful.

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