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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

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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!

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