FANfare Blog

Why are you a maker? What compels you to continue creating even when your days are busy, your schedule is crunched, you are in a funk, or maybe your “clever idea tank” is drier than the Sahara? Why do you still gather items found on your walks; organize and reorganize them; collect them in your windowsills; try to braid, knit, paint, sew, stencil, or otherwise process and combine them together to make something new?
This breathtaking exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum presents more than 100 textiles, including kimonos, furnishings, robes, and other cloths from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
No matter the reason for taking a photo of your art, but particularly, if you hope to have it published, you have to take great photos. In order to show your artwork in its best light (no pun intended), it’s important to think about where and how you’re taking the photo.
Stitching together has been part of the fiber artist community for centuries. What might those gatherings look like after a pandemic? At our weekly virtual meetings, the Fiber Art Now team explored ideas around how we might support and encourage meaningful gatherings for our community.

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