Barbara Mitchell - Showing Artist

Barbara has been stitching with fabric, yarn, and threads since she was a student. She finds working with textiles an artistic way to express her belief in the beauty of God’s creation. All her art is original and she works intuitively rather than by following a specific plan. Much of Barbara’s work is stitched by hand; she layers fabrics and uses raw and turned edge appliqué. To manipulate the various materials, she will fold, pleat, tear, and stitch fabric. The final step is often thread-painting and machine-quilting.

Barbara is influenced by her travels, nature, and dream imagery, and enjoys the tactile qualities of working with fabric. She exhibits at juried art shows throughout Alabama, and has won several prizes, including a First Prize at Aldridge Gardens "Art in the Gardens" Show. Her works are in personal and liturgical collections. She is a member of various fiber and art guilds. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Susie Strauss - Showing Artist

"My love of working with fiber and creating with my hands started at a very young age with potholder weaving, spool knitting, and lanyard braiding. After being an avid knitter for many years, I realized that my eye and interest were consistently being drawn to the art of weaving. I see weaving as being a multi-faceted process based on the science and math of the interaction of colors and fibers to the art of the visual images and desired outcome.

"I find myself 'painting' with the different yarn fibers and colors to create functional art objects. These take the forms of scarves, shawls, placemats, and dish and tea towels; as I believe in being surrounded by beautiful handcrafted items in all aspects of one's life." There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Janice Weinstein - Showing Artist

“My love for knitting began at age six.  My mother and grandmother spent Sunday afternoons together chatting and knitting.  Naturally, I wanted to be involved. So, they taught me to knit. 

"Although I have explored many creative mediums, I always return to my first love, knitting. I love experimenting with color, texture and technique.  Through the years I have taught many people, male and female, the mechanics of basic knitting. I have also helped experienced knitters master new techniques. It is personally satisfying to teach as it perpetuates the art." There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Debra Meyer Scott - Showing Artist

Debbie's love for fiber and textiles led her on a journey that began with handspinning and weaving, then on to feltmaking and textile art. Recently, she was a featured artist on the UAB School of Optometry, regarding vision and her art work. She has taught workshops in dyeing, felting and handspinning. She has exhibited at Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Botanical Gardens. She is currently the Alabama state representative for Handweavers Guild of America (HGA), member of the North American Felters Network (NAFN), member of Working with Felt group, and Past-President of The Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild, and still an active participant.

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Laura Stacy - Showing Artist

Laura Stacy creates vibrant batik designs on natural fiber fabrics. Then typically, if they are not made to be framed, she transforms the two dimensional design into wearable art with an entirely NEW dimension. The humble purse, evening clutch, messenger or diaper bag becomes art in motion when a Laura Stacy batik design is carried into everyday life or out on the town. Because they're all hand drawn and hand dyed, no two are ever exactly alike; they are intensely thought about and meticulously fretted over.

"The spark for my batik design was kindled in the 1970's when a hippie friend taught me the magical but time-consuming technique in her basement. It was a time for wild pattern maxi dresses and Peter Max designs and we went where imagination could take us with the garage doors up and the sun streaming down on our work tables."

"Fast forward to 2000 and something. What to do when there is no more car pool? Look backward, dig in the closets and remember what fun it is to draw!"

Druscilla Defalque - Showing Artist

Druscilla uses paint, dye, paper, fabric, thread, and ink line in a collage technique. Often, the line and texture are used in an organic form to produce representational or nonobjective pieces. She received her BA at the University of Iowa and her MS at Butler University in Indiana.

She has exhibited at the Hoover Public Library, the Montgomery Museum of Art, Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis, the Oncology Clinic at the Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, and many other locations. Druscilla is also a member of the Indiana Artist Craftsmen, Embroiderers’ Guild of America and England, and the Alabama and International Experimental Artists. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Kay Moates - Showing Artist

Kay is a fiber artist designing wraps with a difference. Created during her silence, they are an alchemy of earth fibers, stones and quiet. She knits ancient symbols into wearable tools for today’s life to ignite, empower, and magnify inner connections. They are soul whispers woven into body wings. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Victoria Moore - Showing Artist

This Birmingham fiber artist enjoys using her intuition, love of color, and the tactile quality of fibers to guide her in designing original felted art purses and totes. Victoria creates original designs and transforms a variety of fibers into her functional and decorative fiber art purses and totes.

Victoria is a member of Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild, Handweaver's Guild of America and a juried fiber member of Alabama Designer/Craftsmen. Her works have been shown and sold in several states and in the Tahoe resort area. Her purses and totes and other felted art pieces are available through Cobb Lane Gallery. Click here to see Victoria on TV! There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Terry Martin - Showing Artist

Terry's passion is fiber. Once she discovered spinning and making her own yarns she enjoyed the creative freedom so much that she added dyeing, weaving, knitting, ply-splitting, felting, silk fusion, inkle weaving and just about any fiber technique she could to creating her fiber art.

Her unique hand woven pieces begin with combining, hand painting and/or dyeing yarns. This process transforms the yarns into one-of-a-kind pieces of art themselves. This transformation also adds some fun and lightness into the forming project.

Terry has exhibited her work in several galleries including Maralyn Wilson's Gallery and Lyda Rose. She is a juried artist with the Alabama Designer Craftsmen. She received an Honorable Mention at the juried Leeds Art Show, and has been juried and shown her work at the Magic City Art Connection. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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