Out of My Comfort Zone

Hi folks,

I have a piece in another Innovations in Textiles exhibit! “Shadows of Life: Coreopsis” is included in the Out of My Comfort Zone exhibit at the Lillian Yahn Gallery in O’Fallon, Mo.

Shadows of Life: Coreopsis by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

The challenge for this exhibit was for artists to move out of their comfort zones with their art by trying new techniques or themes. I use a lot color in my pieces, so I chose to go with a black and white piece. I’ve never made a purely black and white fiber piece before—it was more difficult than I thought it would be! I still really want to add some red or yellow stitches in this piece somewhere.

My background fabric for the piece is a couple of gelatin plate monoprints I created using dead coreopsis blooms from the backyard. I have been experimenting with the gelatin plate a lot lately, though one of the things I enjoy about it is using and mixing colors. With these prints, however, I used only black paint on white cloth. I then sewed a couple of the monoprints together and embellished them with black and white stitches.

Out of My Comfort Zone runs October 1 – October 30, 2019. There will be a reception on Friday, October 18, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Out of My Comfort Zone
October 1 – October 30, 2019
Lillian Yahn Gallery
3028 Winghaven Blvd.
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Reception: Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Until next time,

On the Surface on The Ramp

Hi folks,

“What Remains” is part of the On the Surface On the Ramp exhibit at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. This exhibit is an Innovations in Textiles events.

What Remains by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

This piece is a gelatin plate monoprint of a motif I crocheted. I then added a bunch of embroidery to add details to the piece. I had a lot of fun making this one.

What Remains Detail by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

On the Surface On the Ramp runs September 20 – October 23, 2019. There will be a reception on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Surface Design Association’s annual member exhibit, Beyond the Surface, is also in the gallery during this time, so there is plenty of fiber art to enjoy!

On the Surface On the Ramp
September 20 – October 23, 2019
St. Louis Artists’ Guild
12 North Jackson Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
Reception: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Until next time,

Portraits & Portrayals

Hi folks,

There are a TON of fiber exhibits over the next couple months in the St. Louis, Missouri area as part of Innovations in Textiles. More than 45 shows are included in the event, and I have pieces in a few of them.

Magic Carpet Ride by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

First up for me is Portraits & Portrayals at Framations Gallery in St. Charles, Missouri. This exhibit is a group show made up of pieces by members of Missouri Fiber Artists. All of the pieces in this exhibit are on 16” x 20” canvases.

My piece is called “Magic Carpet Ride.” I used my natural dyed yarn for this piece (the same ones I used for “Harvest Meditation”).

Magic Carpet Ride Detail by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

All of the pieces I’ve seen that are going to be included in the show are portraits. I may be the only portrayal in the exhibit, but that’s okay.

The exhibit opens this Friday, September 27, 2019 and will run through November 7, 2019. The opening reception is also this Friday.

Portraits & Portrayals
Framations Gallery
September 27, 2019 – November 7, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
218 North Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301
Opening Reception: Friday, September 27, 2019, 6PM – 8PM

Until next time,

Mosaic Life Care Fall Exhibit

Hi folks,

I just got home from a little road trip to St. Joseph, MO to drop off artwork for an exhibit at The Art Experience Galleries at Mosaic Life Care. There is a lot of art in the exhibit, spread throughout the hospital. I will have two pieces in the show.

Sunny Days | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

I wanted to submit happy, cozy pieces to this exhibit. That’s what I like to look at when I am hanging around a medical building, whether I am there as a patient or as moral support to a patient. Both “Sunny Days” (above) and “BFFs” (below) are colorful and bring me joy—I hope they do the same for the people who see them.

BFFs | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

The exhibit opens this Thursday, September 19, 2019 and will run through March of next year. The opening reception is also this Thursday.

Mosaic Life Care Fall Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, September 19, 2019
4 PM – 5 PM
Mosaic Life Care Main Entrance
5325 Faraon Street
St. Joseph, MO, 64506

I very much hope that you won’t need to go to the hospital, but I hope that you will want to stop by and check out the art by local artists!

Until next time,

Honorable Mention at Missouri State Fair

Hi Folks,

“Field” received an Honorable Mention in the Open Fine Arts Divisions at the Missouri State Fair! Yay!

Field | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

I’m pretty excited about the recognition, because I LOVE the pieces in this series. The colors make me really happy.

Mike and I spent a day at the fair this year. It was hot and we were sweaty, gross messes by the end of the day, but it was fun. There was some great art in the Fine Arts building, and some equally great art in the Home Economics building. We saw some giant pumpkins and a ton of hams. We drank SO MUCH iced tea. And we saw Dwight Yoakam. Pretty good fair experience all around.

Until next time,

Best of Missouri Hands Juried Membership

Hi folks,

Woo-hoo! I’m officially a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands!

Earth Series by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Best of Missouri Hands is a state wide organization dedicated to the development of Missouri artisans through education, interaction, and encouragement. Acceptance as a Juried Member indicates that “an artisan has developed his or her craft beyond mere competence of technique to a high standard of quality.”


I’ve been a BOMH member for a few years and have already gotten so much out of my membership. I’ve exhibited in shows with other members and have attended several great workshops. I’ve also made an attempt at juried status once before and didn’t get it, so this feels like a nice accomplishment.

I used photos of my Earth Series for my application. These 5” x 7” wall hangings combine crochet and embroidery. From left they are: Garden, Sea, Fire, and Field.

Again, yay!

Until next time,

BFFs: International Freeform Fiberart Guild Annual Challenge

The International Freeform Fiberart Guild’s Annual Challenge book is out now! My piece for the collection is called “BFFs”:

BFFs | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

The IFFFG is a collection of freeform crochet artists from around the world brought together by the power of the internet. Each year the group selects a theme and members interpret the theme however they wish. Our theme for this year was Color Wheel.

BFFs Detail 1 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

From my entry:

Purple and red are my favorite color wheel buddies. I love the transition from regal, cool purples to fiery, warm reds. Like the best of friends, their qualities work together to create something beautiful. I wanted to explore the relationship between these two colors in this piece.

BFFs Detail 2 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Twenty-two artists participated in this year’s challenge. You can preview and purchase the Color Wheel book at Blurb.

BFFs Detail 3 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Until next time,

Fine Art/Fine Craft at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Fine Art/Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

This is big!

The Kansas City Fiber Group has a show opening on May 3, 2019 at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District. Fine Art/Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group includes work by 13 fiber artists. We use a variety of fiber techniques including crochet, weaving, stitching, printing, quilting, surface design, netting, felt making, indigo dyeing, cyanotype, and more. This show is going to be super cool!

The opening reception for Fine Art/Fine Craft is May 3, 2019 from 6PM to 9PM, part of Kansas City’s First Fridays. We will also be doing an Artists’ Talk on June 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the gallery.

Fine Art/Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group
May 3 – July 27, 2019
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM
Free Admission

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019, 6PM – 9PM
June First Friday Hours: Friday, June 6, 2019, 6PM – 9PM
July First Friday Hours: Friday, July 5, 2019, 6PM – 9PM

Artists’ Talk: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1PM

I hope you’ll be able to come out to our exhibit!

Until next time,

Best of Missouri Life Market Fair

Hi folks,

Art Rocks by Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

I’m excited to be heading back to the Best of Missouri Life Market Fair! I had a great time at this show last year, and I will have a lot of new work (including the art rocks pictured here) in my booth this time around.

This is the second year for this event at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, MO. Powell Gardens is one of my favorite places in the Kansas City area—there are beautiful flowers and trees and water features and architecture and, well, it is just great. And there are going to be more that 90 Missouri artists and makers there! It is sure to be a fabulous weekend.

Second Annual Best of Missouri Life Market Fair
April 27 – 28, 2019
Powell Gardens
Kingsville, MO 64061
10 AM – 4 PM
Festival admission applies: $12 Adult, $5 Youth (5-12), 4 & Under are free | Members are FREE

I will be indoors for this event, so weather won’t be an issue. I hope to see you there!

Until next time,