Thursday, September 4, 2014

Small Wonders

Our Exhibit is ready to be seen! Please join us for the opening reception on Sunday, September 7th from 1 to 4PM at the Etui Fiber Art Gallery in Larchmont, NY.

Here's the official invitation:

Diminutive bugs and birds, petite scale, delicate details of line and stitch – all in tiny treasures on view at Etui Gallery during the month of September, 2014. Eight artists brought together by a love of fabric and stitch show off their varied approaches to mixed media textiles in this exhibit of small works. Layers of machine and hand stitching intimately render buildings and homes both in Natalya Aikens’ works, which incorporate recycled ephemera, and in Kristin La Flamme’s fabric collages. Benedicte Caneill’s work incorporates impeccably sewn pieces of her monoprinted fabrics to create dancing compositions of color and line. Jane Davila and Gloria Hansen turn their focus on small-scale flora and fauna with an eye to graphic simplicity and macro photography respectively. Carol Sloan, Liz Kettle, and Beryl Taylor round out the collection with tantalizing layers of intriguing fabrics, delicate paper, painted textures, wee stitches, and tiny details that draw the viewer in for a closer look.

Here are a few photos to entice you to come see them in person!
Front facing wall with art by Jane, Benedicte and Gloria
Small wonders by Kristin
Corner view with work by Gloria, Benedicte, Liz and Natalya
Gloria's butterflies
Benedicte and Liz's work
Main wall with work by Liz, Natalya, Carol, Beryl and Kristin
A restful spot with work by Kristin, Natalya and Carol

Monday, September 1, 2014

Beryl here, well it seems such a while since I posted last, been traveling !

At the moment I am doing some new work with stencils. I'm working with stenciling on sheers mainly silk organza which has been dyed,layering stencils on the top and spreading modeling paste with a spatula over the stencil and leaving to dry. When dry I either machine or hand stitch around image. These small pieces are part of a much larger piece which has yet to be assembled.

I'm traveling to Florence and Venice at the end of the month so I'm sure I'm come back with tons of photos and inspiration.