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Category Archives: Fiber

moira bateman: the hungry girls

The Hungry Girls, a collection of 9 foot tall fiber and mixed media dresses hanging from old, weathered wood and metal yokes, were inspired by Moira Bateman’s fascination with the images in Patricia Eakins’ story The Hungry Girls.

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Momenta Animale: The Hungry Girls No. 7 
linen textile, onion skin dye, raw wool, wood and metal yoke

Bateman’s Hungry Girls are made of linen and raw sheep’s wool. The Minneapolis based artist used the one possession shared by the girls in the story – a nightdress – as the basis for this collection of “wild, woolly animal-like dresses.”

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Moira Bateman, Hungry Girls

Bateman also creates 8 foot tall Digital Archival Pigment Prints from photographs of the dresses.

The video lets us see how Bateman works

Moira Bateman’s website



barbara schneider’s leaves series

Illinois fiber artist Barbara Schneider photographs decaying leaves, then enlarges, prints (on paper or fabric), cuts, shapes, assembles and stitches the leaves into highly detailed, oversized interpretations. To truly appreciate the work and get a sense of size and scale, you must see it in place, or else you might think you are looking at photographs of fall leaves. Simply stunning.

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Barbara Schneider Linden Leaf Rag

Linden Leaf Rag
digitally printed fabrics, collaged, stitched,cut, backed, shaped
6 feet wide

Barbara Schneider Linden Leaf Rag, detail

Linden Leaf Rag, detail each leaf is about 20″ tall

Barbara Schneider Forest Floor

Forest Floor
94 leaves, printed, stitched, shaped, assembled
72″ x72″

Barbara Schneider

Barbara Schneider

Barbara Schneider Leaf Fragments

Leaf Fragments
cotton, digitally printed leaves, backed, stitched, cut, shaped
68″ x 34″

“My newest series is an interpretation of natural images by enlarging and reshaping them. I continue to look at the play of light upon surfaces, and shaping the pieces introduces a new element – light and shadow interacting with the undulating surfaces.”

Barbara Schneider’s website

Read an interview with the artist here

I’m still celebrating and that means you have a few days left to enter my birthday giveaway – but hurry – the giveaway ends August 13th! And if giveaways aren’t your thing, that’s ok. . .when you read the post you’ll see I’ve got you covered too.

Sofia by Balombini

Sofia, by Laura Balombini 


hilde morin: fabric bowls

Fiber artist Hilde Morin, known for her abstract and primitive art quilts, also creates fabric bowls that make you look twice.

Hilde Morin, Malecon

My favorites? The cityscapes. Stunning. Each one is made using hand dyed and commercial fabrics, machine stitched onto canvas.

Hilde Morin, Malecon Detail


Hilde Morin, Barrio


Hilde Morin, Random Windows


Hilde Morin Green1

“I listen to my mood and work with it allowing the design to evolve spontaneously until I am satisfied with the result”

Hilde Morin’s website

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