4/29 North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes
SDA-WA members In attendance: Dorothy McGuinness, Tesi Vaara and Sydney Hole.
Dorothy shared another beautiful basket. She recently applied to a craft show in Japan. She will also have baskets in the Tradition & Innovation in Basketry 10 show at Western Kentucky University, July 16-20. She also has baskets in two ongoing shows: Stem + Art + Design at Schack Art Center, Everett, through June 8 and Uncommon Paper, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, through May 26.
Tesi shared a wall hanging which was a Camano Island Quilt Guild challenge. Another quilt/collage was created at a CIQ Play Day.
Sydney will be doing a Kid’s Fiber Art Camp August 5-8. It is open to kids 8 to 14 and will cover printing and painting on fabric, hand and machine stitching, indigo dyeing, weaving, book and bag making, self portraits and a museum tour. It will be held at the Garden Club in La Conner. Register online: www.qfamuseum.org or call 360-466-4288. We’re trying to talk her into doing this class for big kids! Below are samples of what will be covered.
The next North Sound meeting will be Monday, May 27, which is Memorial Day, at the Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, Room 310. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. An RSVP to Area Leader Valerie Wootton (email@example.com) would be greatly appreciated.
Felt Maker Patti Barker Wins Award at the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show
When Patti Barker created “Dragon Skin Ensemble” as a first time participant in the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show Saturday, May 11, she wouldn’t allow herself to dream of winning an award, especially the coveted Peer Award. This is where all the artists and models vote for their favorite piece of wearable art. When they called her name, she described the experience as “surreal.”
Dragon Skin Ensemble was created using double-faced nuno felt techniques, with inclusions, then hand-painted with dye. “I should have known something was up when the other felt makers in the show were asking me how I made it” said Patti. The ensemble was inspired by myth, folklore, fantasy and, of course, dragons. Its purpose is to empower women and girls everywhere. Its message is “you are stronger than you know.” You can be sure Patti is hooked and is already working on concepts for next year.
Claire B Jones at MUSEO Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday June 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Claire B Jones will be one of the artists exhibiting at MUSEO Gallery in the month of June. Please join her for the opening reception on Saturday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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