Skip to main content

Art to Wear Exhibit: WomanMade Gallery, Chicago


WomanMade Gallery: 685 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Yes, my specialty is crochet, and yes I am the author of the Fine Art of Crochet: Innovative Works from Twenty Contemporary Artists. However, I love fiber in all of its forms and Art-To-Wear is no exception. The Art Wear movement established firm roots in the decade of the eighties with the publication of Julie Schafler Dale's incredible book, Art To Wear.

Dana Balwin: Wild & Wooly Bride, lamblocks, embroidered, beaded, felted

,
Deborah Hirshfield: Triumverate of Maladies, silk, dye, wood, thread, wool roving
Deborah Hirschfield: Untitled
Melis Agabigum: When You Told Me to Go Along, I Should Have Asked How Far, coppper, powdercoat, waxed cotton
Suzanne Peterson: The Weight of Overindulgence, glass, nicket, video
Cydney Lewis: Blackberry Necklace, plastic bags

Dawna Davis: Elizabethan's Treasure, wire


The above work is the closest they came to choosing a "crochet-like" piece! There was a tatted work, but I didn't photograph it.
Dagmara Nogalska Costello: Lady G


Monica Guerra: Milagros Feet
Bonus: exquisite architecture & clear Chicago sky
Bonus 2: preserving Chicago architecture
Broaden your horizons: be on the look out for all kinds of fiber art shows. You might even run into a cnocheted piece of art now and again and for sure a lovely sky to gaze at too!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Part 1 ~ Irregular Expressions: a Mother/Daughter Team

Incredibly amazed when I discovered Irrregular Expressions and the work of Turkish artist, Sebahat, I wanted to know more. Following is the interview I conducted online with her and her daughter, Aysegul.
Crochetkween: Is Bolu, where you live, near any larger Turkish city that we would recognize?
Aysegul: Bolu is a small city midway between Istanbul and Ankara, we are surrounded with snowy mountains, dense forests and small lakes. 

Book Review: HAPPY-GURUMI by Vanessa Chan

“Cute” is the only word to describe the twenty patterns found within this book by animator, Vanessa Chan. As she points out, “There are endless possibilities to create whatever you want with just a few stitches.” You’ll learn how with these patterns ranging from easy to complex.

Book Review: Honk! Beep! Vroom! by Cathy Smith

This new book published by Martingale has not only projects for children but also for adults. Crocheters everywhere will enjoy making these interesting vehicles as gifts. Eight projects complete with moving parts are featured including a police car, taxi, ambulance, convertible care, dump truck, VW Beetle, bus, and firetruck.