Crossing the Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber

If you have a chance and you're in NYC, I recommend heading down to Tribeca to see an exhibition on view at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery that celebrates fiber artists, many of whom are women.
The exhibition, "Crossing the Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber" is on display through February 19th (my birthday!) and features some amazing work constructed from things like yarn, glass beads, pipe cleaners, tea bags, paper, metal, wood and anything else fibrous you can think of.
There are 57 pieces in the show—some are unconventional, like a bedspread stitched from teabags, some have been practiced by women for centuries, like handmade quilts, but they all speak volumes about women's lives, regardless of class, nation or color.

© Terese Loeb Kreuzer
A Korean American artist, Won Ju Seo, used square pieces of silk to represent the "windows" through which she viewed her world; a quilt by Katherine Knauer is made of swatches featuring bombs, soldiers and military vehicles and is called Conventional Forces; Rachel C. Wright's Cathartic Birth is stitched together with parchment paper, tape and wire formed into a crouching figure with arms stretched out several feet in front of it—a reflection of the 36 hours of labor it took to produce her son.

If you'd like to see some more imagery from this show, there are some great photos taken by a fellow blogger here, including Cathartic Birth.

Happy crafting!



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