Miriam Basart’s textile art leans towards old clothes. She cuts them apart, examines the weave and imagines the worn clothes with a new life. What role will the jackets and trousers play next? Men’s ties thrill her too – she disassembles, washes, presses, cuts apart and reassembles them. They are then intricately hand stitched into interesting abstract patterns.
Basart has also gained a reputation for her Mali mud cloth works, one of which “Falstaff“ will be permanently placed in the display case at the education textile art studio (Avenir Foundation of Textile Art).
Kate Cox uses a brush and paint as well as stitching to enhance her unique work. The colors of the mountains and the high desert area, where she used to live, constantly amaze her. Quilts, garments, waistcoats and wall hangings – Kate is the queen of wearable art. Kate’s work has appeared internationally in galleries and art centers.
“Spun: Adventures in Textiles”
The “2 Brits” demonstrations in the museum classroom will help focus interest on the new exhibition, in addition to the demonstrations on the opening days, they will also demonstrate their skills on the weekends of July 27-28 and August 3-4, other textile artists will also demonstrate on the weekends throughout the show.
Don’t miss this museum event, it will be educating and inspirational.