For the past few years I host an artist open house in my home as part of our neighbourhood artist studio tour. For two days I talk non-stop to people who are curious to peek inside my house. Then they become fascinated by the fibre art, the likes of which most have never seen before. It is my chance to educate people and encourage them to purchase some art for themselves. Very popular is my offer to translate their favourite photo into fabric so I always display several options on how this is done. One option is to print their photo on cotton which I then embellish with thread and beads. Another option involves building the photo’s elements using fabric and other objects, assembling the elements onto background fabric then quilting and embellishing the final product.
Read more in our Issue 53.