2019 FIBER ARTISTS
GAYLE HALLIN (map #56)
I value creating wearable art through nuno-felting in the form of scarves and wraps along with hand stitched 'button-flowers' that can be added as a functional embellishment.
parvaneh eshghieh (map #80)
With a master's degree in mechanical engineering, I am able to apply my knowledge of design and function into my work. By incorporating these basic principles, I am able to create a product that is both chic and practical. With each piece unique in its own way, the finished product reflects the personality of the person wearing it.
Janet Jacobson (map #104)
The Wooly Girls create ever evolving original works which reflect the colors and form of the prairie around them. Landscapes with expansive horizons, masks representing seasons and nature, useful and whimsical creations use every piece of their handmade fabric.
Holly Keller (map #37)
I want kiddos to experience the magic of rainbows, make-believe and sweet dreams. I want to be kind to the earth and use what already exists. I want big people to know that childhood doesn’t have to end just because they’ve grown up. My toys and plushies are handcrafted from secondhand stuff with whimsy, vibrant colors and happy details in order to make all of these dreams come true. Come play.
patti berg (map #94)
Patti has been creating wonderful hats for woman of all ages. There are winter hats, summer hats and everything in between After 50 years experience each piece is of heirloom quality and made to pass down to the next generation in the tradition of hats. Patti's hats are comfortable and easy care. The hats are beautiful and necessary protection from the elements.
jane evenstad & ginger Herbst (map #50)
Sisters Jane and Ginger stared knitting 8 years ago sharing our talents and sister time. We are able to combine our creativity and often are compared to the "roaring twenties" because of our cloche, rolled brims and pillbox styles.
julie arthur (map #59)
Weaving began in 1973. The studio is filled with yarns & looms creating woven rugs & garments using hand dyed or hand spun fibers. New techniques are tried, old patterns redone while gathering inspiration from the nature.
mariella terbeest-schladweiler & Char TerBeest-Kudla (map #68)
I have been working on my craft since 1989, in collaboration with my Sister, Char. We named the business "Helen's Daughters" to honor our Mother. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, with BS degree in Home Economics in Business. I have participated in shows and galleries for the past 31 years and have been honored with awards for my work. The honor I'm proud of is the Minnesota History Center purchasing a handbag for their permanent collection.
cindy brown (map #71)
I come from a family of weavers and learned to weave as a child. I purchased my first loom about 30 years ago and have been creating these functional pieces of art ever since.
Deborah Caserotti (map #103)
When I was in high school, my least favorite classes were Art & Sewing in Home Ec. Both were too regimented, too many rules & lacked individual expression. Despite this, what both classes taught me, were ways to improve or change certain aspects & adapt the rules to work with my creativity. My art has evolved through the years by experimenting with color combinations, batik fabrics, color crayons.
william & Linda Sumner (map #86)
Since graduating with fine art degrees from the University of Minnesota, we have collaborated in various art medias for 40+ years .... Nature continues to be our inspiration in our current media of fiber.
Susan Legner (map #5)
I retired from teaching after 35 years and discovered the joy of quilting. I use bold, colorful & unique fabrics that I have collected during my world travels. Many items I make I donate to local veterans' charities. Last year's Red Wing Show was my BEST!
bobbi Hoppman (map #109)
Mendota Heights, MN
I am a fiber artist who enjoys playing and creating with fibers of all kinds. I love combining different textures and colors to create unique accessories that are one of a kind and will reflect the unique personality of the wearer. My creations are fun and functional and in most cases can be worn whatever the season. I create in my home studio in Mendota Heights, MN.