I’m definitely having a Christmas in July experience, like looking at holiday shop window displays, I’ve been given the opportunity to display my fiber art and quilts in a local shop window.
Last night I met up with some friends of mine at the shop who helped hang some of my art in the front window – thanks Georgia & Chris! 🙂 I wasn’t sure quite what to expect so I brought a bunch of pieces and we went to town holding up this one, then that one, to figure out how to lay them out on the wall.
The shop is on Main Street (Rte. 190) in Stafford Springs, CT (my home town). The building is being beautifully remodeled and the space to display in is amazing with great overhead lighting.
After we were done we went across the street for dinner. It was dark when we left the restaurant so we went to see how everything looked at night. The warm glow of the overhead lights pouring over my art on a big white wall made me feel like I’d actually received a Christmas present in July. Thanks again Howard Buckland for the opportunity!!
Thanks to Powder Hollow Brewery for letting me exhibit at their July, Art and Beer event. What a cheerful and well-lit room to display in! There was great wall space to hang pieces and I covered the window sills with art. Everyone thought with the sun shining through Blossoms that it looked like a stained glass window.
Once I was set up I tried their Scottish beer which both I and Dave thoroughly enjoyed, enough so, once he sipped some of mine he went and got his own. Thank you everyone who stopped by, it was great visiting with all of you. I think many people were surprised that some of my pieces include original made fabrics, sometimes melted with a heat gun or soldering iron, and some that include heat treated metals.
Through talking to all of you about my work I discovered that I have been expanding my fabric creating process, from as simple as adding dye to fabric, to enhancing a base (sometimes muslin) by adhering additional materials, to fusing material to material with no based to create my own new material. I’m always amazed to see all my art set up in one room, like that saying “can’t see the forest through the trees”, at an exhibit, suddenly there’s a forest in front of me and I see that some of my work is progressing in a series I didn’t even know I was exploring.
Thanks again to all that stopped by, and to those of you who purchased a piece, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Although I love to quilt everything, sometimes people say they’re afraid to cut up hand dyed fabric. Although I’m a strong advocate for using your beautiful fabrics, and trust me your fabrics would rather be in a quilt than in your closet (they tell me this during my one on one dyeing time with them). There are other options.
Here are two hand dyed fabrics from my landscape line simply wrapped around a stretcher. Just one of the many alternative options! These will be available at the Powder Hollow Brewery event this Sunday.
What does a brewery have to do with fiber art you may ask? Well in this case, it’s the venue for my next Fiber Art Exhibit.
Fiber Art Exhibit
Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Powder Hollow Brewery
504 Hazard Avenue (Rte 190)
Powder Hollow Brewery http://www.powderhollowbrewery.com/ has graciously given me a spot to display and sell my art. This is a great pub where Powder Hollow Brewery offers Beer Flights (a sampling of their assorted brews) or a glass of your favorite. I’ll be displaying some newer pieces and some pieces that have elected to live at my house for a while. My art is primarily 100% made of textile and thread however I do have a few pieces that incorporate recycled materials, metals and other unusual items to combine with textile.
I hope you can stop in and say Hi, and sample the brews!!