Photos: See the Wonderful Embroidery from our 2023 Fiber Forum

We have some wonderful embroidery to share as part of this year’s Fiber Forum!

The purpose of Fiber Forum is to promote and advance embroidery as an art form through the exhibition of original works. Every year, new members are juried into Fiber Forum by academics and professional artists who are active in their field on the basis of both aesthetic achievement and technical skill. The main requirement is that a needle and thread are involved in the creation of the piece. If you are a needle artist and would like to be part of Fiber Forum, you can learn more here.

We have published a gallery showcasing the stunning work, some of which you can see below. Visit the gallery for a closer look!

Can’t See the Forest by Carol Lynn Stratton

Artist statement: To create a texture study the artist utilized different stitches and beads within a restricted color palette. Stitching the individual trees within the piece the artist fell into the common tendency to get lost in details and overlook the bigger picture. Step back and appreciate the overall effect, drawing parallels to the age-old adage “Can’t see the forest for the trees” and understand the interconnectedness of all things. The piece is padded hand wired for stability in hanging.

Two Beds in Tribeca by Sarah Gibson Wiley

Artist statement: A whimsical bedroom in New York City provides a restful and sheltered space to imagine calm within chaos. In creating this room, I used colorful fabrics and textures to echo the chaos of the city streets and the unrest in the wider world. My design suggests a dichotomy between the mismatched fabrics and the cozy intimacy of the two beds, a balanced composition that creates a sense of calm in this urban retreat.

New Zealand; South Island by Anita Penn
Photographed by Henry Leitner

Artist statement: I attempted to capture the incredible colors of the waters surrounding the South Island of New Zealand from Nelson to Queenstown. We were fortunate enough to stay with a high school classmate of mine now operating a B and B. This gave us an insider’s view of which were the most gorgeous areas to explore. Making a wearable permits me to have the fond memories each time I wear it, and at the same time, perhaps, getting more people interested in the art of embroidery.

Click here to see the 2023 Fiber Forum gallery

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