Featured Artist - February 2012  Kathie Briggs

Charlevoix, MichiganPortrait of the artist Kathie Briggs

My love of fabrics began when I made my own dress for a 7th grade party. Over the years I’ve enjoyed sewing fashion and home dec projects and designing fiber art dolls but my passion is creating textile artwork inspired by the flora and fauna of northern Michigan where every season bring new wonders.

I am fascinated by the interplay of color, form and texture.  My artwork sometimes includes tactile elements like beading and layering as well as dimensional components such as wired leaves.  I enjoy combining my own hand-dyed and painted fabric with a wide variety of commercial fabrics.  

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Charlie:  It's All About the Ball
Crimson's Last Stand
28" x 24", © 2011
Charlie:  It's All About the Ball  
20" x 23", © 2011
Crimson's Last Stand  
16" x 24", © 2011