Warp and Weft, Chain Stitch and Pearl: Textiles in the Ahmanson Collection
I went to see this exhibit last Friday. There are 30 pieces in the
show, from 17 different fiber artists working in many varied techniques including knitting, quilting, embroidery, tapestry, shaft
loom and jacquard weaving, felting, sculpture and even photography. As you walk through the offices to the gallery in the back, there is also a progression of embroideries and quilts.
If you're in the Southern California area I recommend it. It's at a private business in Irvine but is open to the public during business hours if you call ahead. Call Fieldstead and Company at 949-474-1965.
Beverly Ayling-Smith, Shroud, 2015. Linen. 16 ft x 29"
Channing Hansen, Payne, 2014. Handspun and dyed wool, holographic polymer, silk, Lyocell, cedar. 20" x 25"