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Fiberarts, Spring 2011 Digital Edition

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In print for over thirty years, Fiberarts continues to be the world's leading textile-art magazine. It documents trends, explores issues and developments in the field, and promotes contemporary fiber art and artists. Readers count on Fiberarts for inspiration, information, and resources with an innovative approach to all forms of fiber art.

The Spring 2011 issue focuses on the theme of Weaving Innovations with a special look at handspun and sculptural yarn-as-art creations. Articles in this issue include 25 fiber-friendly craft schools to help shape your summer adventures; the value of weaving with Mexico City-based artist Máximo González; beautiful handwoven tapestries by emerging artist Erin M. Riley; sculptural and evocative yarn-as-art creations by three leading fiber artists; fiber-optic threads handwoven by the collaborative art team Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese; and Polish artist Wlodzimierz Cygan who explores freedom and tranquility in his circular tapestries.

The issue also includes reviews of Brian Dettmer's intricately carved sculptures made from vintage books and encyclopedias at SaltWorks gallery in Atlanta; FeltUnited's 2010 online exhibition; and contemporary tapestries by Olga de Amaral shown at the Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko in Paris. Creative process articles include fun and easy-to-make felted beads by Amy Clarke Moore; art yarn journals by Janis Thompson; Jill Powers's kozo collaborations with silkworms; and Junco Sato Pollack's decorative weavings made with kudzu fibers.