“Fiber and Fashion,” an exhibition at #LOCAL Gallery featuring 16 artists working in a variety of textile media, closes this Sunday.
The show includes three of my wrinkle embroideries — works that I begin by purposely wrinkling linen, then stitching along the wrinkle lines with back stitch or running stitch. I then add other colors and other kinds of stitches to the resulting “map” or “armature” of wrinkle lines, gradually building up areas of greater texture and density. This collage shows the piece titled Winter Flame in progress and finished, stretched over a canvas.
#LOCAL Gallery is located at 40 Cottage Street in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday, 12:00–7:00 pm and Sunday 12:00–5:00 pm