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Archives for Fiber Art Masters

Susie Stephenson’s New Studio

July 14, 2016

Susie Stephenson is into fibers whole hog. She has been a rug hooker over many years known for her playful original designs, wild use of color, and reuse of woolen garments to provide materials. Her grandmother taught her to appreciate wool by taking out zippers, buttons and hems from old garments to reuse and it is a… Read More»

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»

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