All of the Happenings

Hello, neglected blog readers!

There is so very much happening right now and I have so very little interest in stopping to write about it. We have put our house on the market, and have done a ton of packing over the past couple of months (we are tchotchke people and have many of them—they are all now packed away and our house looks like grownups live there). Our house is being looked at right now, and I am at a very cold Panera while they do the showing. It is an exciting, nerve-racking time.

In my last post, I wrote about the Fiber Squared exhibit. One of my pieces, I Live in a Granny Square World, received an Honorable Mention! Woo-hoo!! Here’s a photo of the winners, taken by Missouri Fiber Artists member Jane Olson Glidden‎.

Fiber Squared - MoFA 2017 photo by Jane Olson Glidden | Webster Fiber Arts

Clearly I did not get the subdued, earth tones memo.

And now we are going to travel even further back in my blogging history to September of 2015, when I wrote about the Mandalas for Marinke project. This month, the Mandalas for Marinke book was released, and the first exhibit, Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke, opened in Long Beach, CA. Again, Woo-hoo!!

#MandalasforMarinke Project Contribution | Webster Fiber Arts

I have the book and it is big and full of photos of crocheted mandalas and quotes from folks all over the world about dealing with depression. Kathryn at Crochet Concupiscence has done so much good (and, I am sure, hard) work for this project. Mandalas for Marinke is available at Amazon, and would make a lovely Christmas gift.

If you’d like to see photos from the Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke exhibit, check out the Threadwinners Instagram feed. I’ve been able to pick my mandala out in a couple of the photos, which is just super cool.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Until next time,
Annie

Fiber Squared Exhibit

Hi folks,

I have three pieces in a show opening tomorrow in St. Charles, MO. Yay!

The show is called Fiber Squared and it features 12″ by 12″ pieces by Missouri Fiber Artists members. I have really come to enjoy making these square pieces. My pieces include I Live in a Granny Square World:

I Live in a Granny Square World | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

Mammatus:

Mammatus | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

and This Old Thing?:

This Old Thing? | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

The show is at The Foundry Arts Centre in the Ameristar Gallery and runs October 6 through December 1, 2017. Here are the details:

Fiber Squared
The Foundry Arts Centre
Ameristar Gallery
520 N Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-255-0270

Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10A – 8P
Friday-Saturday: 10A – 5P
Sunday: 12P – 4P

Fiber Squared is running at the same time as Quilt National 2017, a internationally-juried exhibit of art quilts by contemporary fiber artists. So much fiber in one place! Yay!

Fiber Squared - Missouri Fiber Artists | Webster Fiber Arts

Until next time,
Annie

I Live in a Granny Square World

Hi folks,

I hope your August is going well. It has been unusually cool in Kansas City so far this month and we have had our windows open and the attic fan going. All of that fresh air has had me in cleaning mood, so I have been organizing my art supplies, cleaning out closets and tubs, and finding all sorts of fun stuff.

One of the things I found was a couple of packages of Lion Brand Bonbons. I got these little skeins of cotton yarn a looooong time ago thinking I would do some sort of embroidery with them, but now crochet seemed like the way to go. I started making tiny granny squares without a plan beyond making a bunch of tiny granny squares in a bunch of fun colors.

Before long, I was surrounded by 1 inch squares. I decided to group the natural colored squares together as the background for a little sketchy self-portrait I created by couching black cotton yarn on top of the joined squares. Then, I added all of the color.

The finished piece is attached to a 12″ x 12″ canvas (I found a lot of those while I was cleaning, too). Here is I Live in a Granny Square World:

I Live in a Granny Square World | Webster Fiber Arts

Until next time,
Annie