Monday, March 9, 2009

FiberArtTraders Trade - Journal Wings

I recently was asked to take on the job of trade coordinator for one of my very favorite Yahoo groups - FiberArtTraders run by my dear friend, Normajean Brevik. The previous Queen of All Trades, the lovely and talented Deb McKenzie, left some unbelievably organized and artistic shoes to fill. However, never one to be afraid of a challenge, I jumped right in.
Since I had also not yet hosted a swap, the opportunity for that arose just this past month. It's open until next Monday on our wondeful list and my contribution is featured on the home page.
The base is hand-dyed wool from Moondance Color Company as are the wing-tips. Vintage buttons tacked at the top of little feather-shaped booklets cut from a vintage textbook on American History. An eyelet at the top allows for ring binding or a ribbon for individual display.
There are a lot of unique fiber trades - two a month - with technique weeks and challenges on the F.A.T. group. It's a membership group and newbies are always welcome. As soon as I figure out how to add a button for the link, I shall.

My work in Susan Lenz' January 2009 CyberFyber Exhibit

My ATC and PC were part of artist Susan Lenz' CyberFiber Exhibit held in January in Columbia, South Carolina. The snowy weather and extremely icey roadways kept me from attending but I was honored to be part of this exhibit that included fiberart from the world over.

The ATC is dedicated to all the seals in the world.
Jordan saw the original piece and said, 'you know, Mom, that section looks like a seal.'
So it became an homage to the cute - if contrary - little critters.
The background is created from fused organza fabrics with a cheesecloth seal.

My PC is made from geometric shapes pinked from Warm&Natural batting over upholstery silks, accented with bugle beads and size 15 delicas.

Thanks, Susan!
All featured fiber art can be seen and information about the 2010 exhibit found here: