Sunday, October 1, 2017

Winterfaire poster 2017

Exhibitors at the 2017 Winterfaire

Connie Alexander
Pat Allen
Ivone Ambrozewiez
Lorraine Barba
Jim Brower
Suanne Burr
Marina Chavez
Carman Crow
Dan Davis
Debbie & Bruce Early
Cheryl Edwards
Amber & Gwen Facknell
Carolyn Fiene
Chicago Park Garden Club
Trudi Gump
Linda Gunderson
Pat Hart
Rich Irwin
Bonnie Jaynes
Susan Amidon Kirkpatrick
Lorrell Maldoon
Jackie Milhous
Lori Murray
Jeannie Norman
Bob Ogden
Catherine Perkins
Liz Rees
Carol Ross
Nick Smith
Lisa Sperling
Michelle Tompkins
Betty Weibert
Shirley Williams
Barbara Wilson
Kim Zweigle
Members Co-Op Booth

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lorell Maldoon

Beautiful and diverse in nature, color is a part of who I am - I bring it into my art, both in felting and silk painting. Textures and shapes are also reflected in my work as a fiber artist.

Distinct colors are blended within each individual piece incorporating wool, silk, yarns, bamboo, cheesecloth, and other varied materials into one-of-a-kind wearable and non-wearable items. Wet felting techniques result in nuno felted scarves of fabric, wool and organic materials. 2D and 3D methods become wall hangings and vessels.  Silk paintings begin with white and are then painted abstractly using steam set dyes.

I was hooked after my first felting class. Wet felting flower-making followed and I continue to learn new processes and techniques. The variety and creative freedom I find as a felt maker is unlimited. Silk painting began when an acquaintance was letting go of French silk dyes and a book. Starting with this book and some classes, I began using the steam set dyes. The way the vibrant colored silk dyes flow and interact with luxurious silk fabrics is always rewarding.

Sharing my work with customers at shows and viewing their delight at seeing my work for the first time is gratifying. I love knowing patrons will be living with one of my pieces as part of their lives, long after a show is over.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Winterfaire 2017

This year's Winterfaire Craft Sale will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on October 21 and 22, 2017.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Suzanne Burr - Wearable Art

All of my Nuno felting or wet felting scarves/shawls are One of a Kind, Art to Wear.   The Habotai Silk and Silk Gauze is hand-dyed, then a design is added with a combination of Merino wool fibers, Silk Fibers, Bamboo fibers or Tencel fibers, often employing yarn as embellishments.  

It usually takes a day to make a final end product, assuming the silk is already pre-dyed.  Leaves and biological structures are the main theme in my products.

Nature provides an inspiring color pallet that I am learning to appreciate more each day.  Great energy has been poured into each of my artistic endeavors and I hope you absorb it when wearing these lovely items of Wearable Art.

Please find me:

Instagram:  #scarvesbysuzanne.