Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2020 Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat

2020 AFAR Workshop: (back row) Colleen Murphy, Sharla Peterson, Louise Love, Maona Grabscheid, Kathy Lohr, Joanne Nunn, Patti Dowd; (front row) Mali Pistiner, Kim Buchheit, Karen Billideau (not pictured: Gayle Starr and Shannan Cambern)

Last week's 9th annual Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat (AFAR) was a fantastic success. This event, hosted by the talented and generous Kimberly Hatch, brings together fiber lovers of all stripes to share ideas, learn, discover new tools and methods, purchase fiber and other goodies, and enjoy being with kindred spirits. I was honored to be able to teach (with the help of my ever-supportive hubby) a full-day workshop with an amazing group of students. We cut out botanical shapes from pre-felts (ala Matisse) and felted them into our vessels with great results. Every finished vessel was unique and lovely — just like each workshop participant. Thank you to all who attended my workshop and for all who make AFAR the incredible fiber event that it is! See you next year (Save the date: Jan. 13-16, 2021) :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Installation Pics from "Explorations in Fiber"

Sacred Landscape XI: 26.5" (w) x 62" (h): Wet-felted Merino Wool: © Kim Buchheit, 2018
Sacred Landscape XI: 26.5" (w) x 62" (h): Wet-felted Merino Wool: © Kim Buchheit, 2018
Some installation snaps from the Hunterdon Art Museum's, Explorations in Felt which opened this past weekend. (Photos courtesy of the Hunterdon Art Museum). So honored and grateful to have one of my Sacred Landscape pieces hanging alongside works by some of my favorite fiber artists!