Friday, June 24, 2011

Published again!

A complimentary issue of the Summer 2011 Belle Armoire magazine arrived in my mailbox this afternoon with this enclosure:
Congratulations! You've been published in Belle Armoire.
Belle Armoire, Summer 2011
Here is the cover of the newly redesigned magazine and its 160 pages full of beautiful color photos of distinctive, artful garments and accessories. Quickly flipping the pages, I was immediately consumed by the wide variety of techniques shown in the full view and detail shots of the artwear pieces— felting, knitting, tatting, crochet, sewing, fabric dying, embroidery and more. As Amanda Crabtree, the Senior Managing Editor, states in her column, "... no doubt you'll be able to find something in these pages that will speak to you."
A 2-page spread shows my hand dyed shibori bog jacket, p.100-101.
My article, entitled "Compliments of the Dye Pot" [they chose the title], features two of my artwear pieces: a hand-dyed shibori bog jacket and a silk dupioni shibori vest called "The Power of Panthera Leo." The vest won the Best in Show at the Riverbend Fiber Arts 2010 Guild Challenge and was chosen for the runway presentation at the Tennessee Presents Textiles fiber arts show and sale last November.
The Power of Panthera Leo, hand dyed shibori silk vest, p. 102.
I'm honored and excited to have my work showcased in this issue of Belle Armoire and to accompany the other talented artists who are featured. The imagination and skills of these international fiber artists have taken so many traditional needle arts to a new elevation. I'm especially intrigued by the unique combination of techniques that was used in several of the pieces.

When asked to submit the article, I was asked to provide information on materials, technique, inspiration and tips. You'll find these details from all the contributing artists about each of their featured pieces.

So, if you want to nourish your creative soul, sit back and enjoy 150+ pages of fiber art eye candy with the Summer 2011 issue of Belle Armoire. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or newsstand or order it on-line. Open the pages and prepare to be inspired! You'll find my stuff on pages 100-102.
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