Tag Archives: fiber/textile

Valarie Jean Bailey

Clayton, NC 919.989.0185 valajeanquiltz@aol.com Valarie Jean Bailey, a quilt-maker and fiber artist sees quilting as a thread that connects life experiences, cultures, and people. The traditional components of quilting are an essential part of her personal expression. Bailey has worked as a consultant, community organizer, and arts advocate with over 25 years experience in designing, […]

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Fernanda Batista

STUDIO 103 Raleigh, NC nazzares.com Nazz Ares is Fernanda Batista’s independent design studio delivering high quality fashion products with a vibrant color palette and functionality par excellence. Fernanda is the Creative Director, visionary, and artist behind Nazz Ares’s process. From watching her aunt handcraft beautiful items on a classic Singer sewing machine, to a fashion scholarship at the […]

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Paula Baumann

Apex, NC greenmosaicstudio@gmail.com www.greenmosaicstudio.com Paula Baumann works primarily in textiles including wired sculptural constructions and prints to explore high-risk conditions of nature and society. Her most recent solo exhibition, Slip into the Sea: Interpretive Sculptures, at the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati centered on the fleeting beauty of tidal and coral reef creatures. Baumann’s dimensional silk […]

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Kenia Brea

Cary, NC 919-579-3646 kenia@keniabrea.com www.keniabrea.com Kenia Brea has exhibited at community galleries in the Dominican Republic where she was born, and is now living in Cary, NC. She studied art in the Special Programs of the Altos de Chavon School of Design, National Fine Arts School of the Dominican Republic and artisan centers where she […]

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Caitlin Cary

STUDIO 201 Raleigh, NC 919.389.9760 ccary2@gmail.com caitlincary.com Caitlin Cary has lived in Raleigh for 20+ years and has been best known as a singer, songwriter and violinist. All along she’s made visual art, and recently she’s turned her primary attention to creating freehand “needleprint” collage depicting local architectural landmarks, some famous, most obscure, all notable. […]

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Joyce Watkins King

Raleigh, NC 919 649 1447 jwkingart@att.net www.jwkingart.com Joyce Watkins King is an artist living and working in Raleigh. She shares, A child of the South and ancestor of Eli Whitney, I grew up with a Mom who sewed my clothes as did her mother before her. Learning to sew while I was in middle school […]

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Mary Kircher

Wake Forest, NC 919-427-4680 mary@woventranslations.com WOVENtranslations.com Mary Kircher is a fiber artist and textile designer specializing in handwoven, custom dyed artwork and wearables.   Her canvas starts out as white yarn that is transformed through dye techniques including woven shibori, ikat, doubleweave and tapestry. Through her creative process, she analyzes aspects of interacting with the wilderness and […]

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Michelle Lyon

Durham, NC momnottom@earthlink.net As a former chef, Michelle Lyon is a big fan of using local products and supporting those with businesses in her area. When she decided to switch careers, the love of using what is available and re-working what otherwise may be thrown out, came quite naturally. By simply taking the time to […]

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Jennifer Markowitz

STUDIO 215 Raleigh, NC jennifermarkowitz@yahoo.com fleshmap.me   “I use thread to map the geography of memory. Embroidery can expose memory in all of its disarray and confusion. In my recently completed series, titled Fleshmap: My Embroidered, Bipolar Geographies, I use thread to circumnavigate my own bipolar disorder. Each of the 15 embroidered panels excavates events beginning in […]

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Gretchen Morrissey

Durham, NC gmorrisseydesign@gmail.com gretchenmorrissey.com MorrisseyDesign is a sustainable design studio set up by textile designer, Gretchen Morrissey.  The capsule collection uses natural dyes and heritage printing techniques to create strong, beautiful heirloom pieces with a minimal impact on our surroundings.  Every piece made in her Durham, North Carolina studio has a direct relationship to the environment […]

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