Wateras interpreted by the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
|The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery is teeming with beautiful, handmade textiles. Photo courtesy of Eileen Doughty.|
|Elise Miller incorporates handspun yarns into some of her pieces. Photo courtesy of Elise Miller.|
The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, opened a new exhibit this week entitled Water. The gallery is located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center and is filled to the brim with fiber art created by the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. Guild members are given eleven exhibit themes each year to interpret into a textile using various combination of fiber art techniques and materials. The Water exhibit features art quilts, felted pieces, knit and crochet wraps, and much more. You can see some of the pieces included in the exhibit on the gallery Facebook page.
Elise Miller, who became a member of the guild earlier this year, is one of the artists included in the Water exhibit. She has been spinning and felting for about five years—you can see some of her beautiful pieces on her Facebook page. She has enjoyed being a part of the guild and loves to share her love of spinning at the gallery. Elise says, "One thing that is easy to do during gallery duty days is to bring my Turkish spindle to start conversations with customers."
Water will be on exhibit at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery through August 3rd. The artists will then move on to another elemental inspiration—Fire.