One gallery had a quilt exhibit. Since I have been studying historical quilt blocks and recreating them into my Quilt-Inspired Split Ring Tatting series, I was interested in this. As is usually my experience when viewing quilts (in a museum or at a run-of-the-mill local quilt show) I soon get overwhelmed by the incredible details in them.
A second gallery had THE MOST WONDERFUL introduction to Textiles as ART. I WENT CRAZY WITH the joy of seeing such a comprehensive approach to the introductuction of using fibers to create art.
The exhibit was split into 3 different categories:
- Intro to what are fibers, spinning, weaving, dying process to create fabric
- Needlework Art
- Lace Art
I will be teaching a 6-hour class on Sol/Teneriffe Lace at the 2015 IOLI Convention this coming August…..Come have fun with me exploring a simple yet fun technique of lacemaking.