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Archives for May 2016

Elizabeth Busch: Architect, Artist, Painter, Quilter, Knitter

May 27, 2016

For Elizabeth, art is a way of life. You see it in her surroundings, in the attention to detail in her gardens, in the collections within her antique home, in the design of her new studio, and of course, in her work. Her colorful art seems to vibrate off the walls of her studio. A… Read More»

Hillary Hutton: Master Rug Weaver

May 27, 2016

Hillary learned to weave at the Massachusetts College of Art and has stayed with it for over 30 years. She is known for her exquisitely-crafted handwoven rag rugs, but also weaves yardage for clothing, particularly women’s tunics. She does all the designing, preparation, dyeing, weaving and finishing work herself. She enjoys self-employment and believes that… Read More»

Carlson’s Collaged Crocodile

May 19, 2016

To prepare for a Summer exhibition of members’ work at Maine Fiberarts, we have been visiting artists’ studios. It had been a while since I visited the studio of Susan Carlson, so we were amazed to come upon “Crocodylus Smylus,” the newly-completed life-size twenty foot long saltwater crocodile she calls Stevie. The piece was completed… Read More»

Boston in 48 Hours

May 12, 2016

On the first warm sunny weekend in May, we set off for a whirlwind textile tour of Boston. We wanted to see CraftBoston, sponsored by the Society of Arts and Crafts—“America’s oldest nonprofit arts organization”—and to spend a day or two in Cambridge. We needed to photograph an art piece friend Arlene Morris had sold to… Read More»

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