Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ashley Morris - Fiber Artist Extraodinaire - Student Art

What a pleasure it has been to work with Ashley again this year. She is a junior here at Whitney and I've been working with her since the 7th grade where she has taken 4 levels of 3-D art. Last year was the 1st year she couldn't work me into her schedule, but she is back this year in 4th level 3-D and going strong. This is her most recent finished piece, a sensitively hand felted, free motion quilted and seed beaded work. The wool batt came from Joanna Gleason's farm in Lyons, Colorado where Joanna raises her flock, then hand dyes their wool and sells it. Ashley felted the batt, then stitched the heck out of it, and finished it off with a couple hundred beads. The piece was extremely tedious and time consuming but so worth the effort she put into it. You are an Amazing Woman Ashley!!! Below is a close-up. Look closely at the whole piece and see how she moved the thread colors from light to dark. Incredible, she's only 16!

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