Fiber Art - A New Spin On An Old Classic

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Monday / MLK day!  Hope y'all had a great weekend.  Ours was a doozy, but I'll share more about that later.  This year I promised myself that I would learn more about art and use that knowledge to bring thoughtful pieces into our home.  Well, these fiber art wall hangings are quickly becoming a hot ticket item. If you're like me and born in the 70's or before then you are familiar with fiber art.  This art form took shape in the 50's when weavers began binding fibers for nonfunctional works of art.  It wasn't until the 60's and 70's that it became an international trend.  Just like bell bottom jeans these wall hangings are back in the spotlight again.

Each wall hanging is different in color, shape and technique.  I personally love that these pieces are textural and tactile.  

Large vintage pieces (like the one pictured above) are not easy to find and extremely collectible.

New fiber artists are emerging with a fresh take on the art form.  Vibrant colors and new techniques create more modern and relevant pieces.

You can even find limited editions at a more affordable price point like the one above that is available at Anthropologie

The above installation is by fiber artists Dana Barnes.  A beautiful statement piece.  You just want to reach out and touch it.

Is it really Monday?!  I know some of you are celebrating a three day weekend, but for me this weekend just flew by.  Bubba has been out of commission with a head cold and I've been busting my hump to get the final coat of paint on the walls for the Master Bath Makeover that I mentioned last week.  Covering the original eggplant color has been more challenging than I expected and I'm practically a pro.  I"ll share more about that later on.  Between tending to Bubba and painting the bathroom I dug in to some desperately needed house cleaning.  With three dogs, multiple ongoing projects, and the New Year purge our house looked like a tornado had come through and tossed the place.  I don't know about y'all, but I can only live like that for so long.  Eventually I cease to function and require organization to get anything done.  Gotta love working hard all week to work equally hard all weekend!  I did find time to work on a fun Valentine's treat for this weeks installment of Sweet & Savory.  As soon as I check a few things off my to-do list I promise that I will start adding picture tutorials in the food posts.  For now it's back to the master bath to begin refinishing the vanities.  Hope y'all have a great start to your week!!

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