Friday, March 14, 2014

ACC Atlanta 2014

The American Craft Council show in Atlanta has once again left me with a serious case of inspiration overload. There seems to be more and more fiber art, quite a lot of wearable fiber art. And even when no fiber is involved, there almost seems to be a kind of symbiosis with fiber art.

Check out some of the pieces:

By artist Cindy Grisdela, this piece makes my heart sing. Though she (perhaps) uses conventional solid quilt cottons, her composition, color choices, and machine quilting are extraordinary.

This is multi-layered glasswork, and it does not show properly in this pictures.  I think it is by Gali Chehirian.

Something about the fiber-like metal layering on this chime speaks to me.

Nine-patch in Glass

Another with a patchwork theme (IMO)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cheater Shibori

Thanks to Ben for the fun and informative workshop on *cheater* shibori. He calls it *cheater* because it can be accomplished in much less time than traditional shibori. The results are always interesting, often beautiful, and rarely predictable.

I call this *fun* shibori.

Here are my little treasures drying out in the laundry room. How are yours coming along?

Also here is one of my show 'n' tell pieces. I apologize for not taking pictures of other members' pieces. If you are a member and have a piece to post here, please let me know. I'll be glad to add it to the next post. Also if you are a member and would like to become an author on our blog, please contact me about that too. Martha dot Myers at Gmail dot Com.