In addition to my work with mending and natural dyes as a teacher and writer, I also create original fiber art pieces for exhibition. Field Study was a collaboration with visual artist, Jessica Lewis Stevens. This project explored the intersections of art, agriculture, traditional textile crafts like quilting and mending, and the importance of place in considering sustainable textiles and localism. Field Study was a three-part collaboration including: An exhibition at Hawkins NY in Hudson, NY from Aug 20- Sept 25, 2016; A daylong textile retreat at Whistle Down Farm on Sunday, August 21 co-organized by Drop Forge & Tool; and a photo documentary of the project-in-progress on Instagram with the hashtag #fieldstudyfiber
Jessica & I created all 10 works using natural dyes (indigo, avocado skins, onion skins, wildflowers, etc) on natural fabrics, fibers, and yarns secured with intricate hand stitching. All works in this project are approximately 8 x 8 inches unframed and approximately 12 x 12 inches framed. All work is secured to archival quality mat board and professionally framed, ready to hang, and available for purchase. Please contact Jessica or I directly through our websites to inquire about purchase though several pieces have already sold. Of course, we’d love to see these pieces hanging in your home so if you see something you love, please contact us directly.
For more information about upcoming exhibitions or public projects, please join my mailing list or view the News section of my website. I sometimes offer mending, stitching, and dye kits through my online shop but rarely list original fiber art over there so be sure to contact me for availability or commissions. Thank you for joining me on this journey as I navigate the spaces between art, farms, fiber, and sustainable textile practices.