This week we are showcasing the results of the WireKnitZ® “Call for Artists” posted April 22 on our Blog and Facebook: SEEKING SURFACE DESIGNERS, ART QUILTERS, LAYERISTS & MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS, in preparation for next week’s American Quilter’s Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI.
Jane Dunnewold’s Art Quilt: “Dangling Conversation”
“I found WireKnitZ® challenging and exciting, but feel I have only begun to scratch the surface of possibilities. I was reminded that artists must work with a material a while before the true potential reveals itself – which is both humbling and inspiring. I have new ideas about how to integrate visual imagery into this kind of surface – and how to expand the use of the wire substrate as a background for raised stitching – so thank you, thank you. As I continue to explore I will keep you posted, and I will eagerly add this product into my mixed media classes – so we can see what those creative minds envision!”
Artist & Writer
President, Surface Design Association
Art Size: 17 x 22″ approx.
Materials: hand-painted cotton substrate – MX dyes & glue resist stabilized with Ecco Felt using Misty Fuse. Manipulated WireKnitZ, surface embroidered with perle cotton.
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Please join us in Grand Rapids, Michigan to see Jane’s Art Quilt and others at the American Quilter’s Society Show, August 14 – 17, Booth #1145. Not just for quilters, this show promises to inspire mixed media artists, appealing to jewelry makers, doll makers, felters, scrapbook enthusiasts, sculptors & painters, to name a few.
(Click on thumbnail below for AQS show details)
What is Surface Design?
Surface Design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber & fabric. These include spinning, felting, papermaking, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, dyeing, painting, stitching, cutting, piecing, printing, quilting, embellishing, and now, thanks to Jane Dunnewold, WireKnitZing! The Surface Design Association’s mission is to promote awareness & appreciation of the textile arts. Through member-supported publications, exhibitions & conferences, they inspire creativity, encourage innovation, & advocate excellence.