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  • Textiles & Brains…oh, my!

    October 15, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Marjorie Taylor and Dr. Karen Norberg are textile artists, writers and academics that make amazingly beautiful textile art, including art that features that magnificent organ, the brain. Inspired by scientific research, their stunning work is automatically correct, and includes techniques such as rug hooking, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, beadwork, knitting, and crocheting. Materials include fabric, yarn, metallic threads, electronic components such as magnetic core memory, and wire, zippers, and beads. I am practically enamored with Ms. Taylor’s piece, "Velvet Cortex" (2006). The soft folds of the midnight blue velvet holds incredible and mysterious depths. Their work is featured in The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art.

  • Embroidered Artwork - Marlene Bloomberg

    May 19, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    French artisan Marlene Bloomberg buys embroidery floss and mat fabric from Britex Fabrics to create her remarkable textile artwork. She uses her well-honed textile techniques to produce pointillist work bordering on the surreal. Her work is done on 24 stitch canvas, and she uses embroidery stitches including the tent stitch, bullion knots, French knots, and chain stitch. She believes that “Art is meant to set people free from the humdrum reality of everyday life. When there is a balance between emotion, shape, and color, magic can emerge; and only then can one get a glimpse of the eternal triangle of truth, goodness, and beauty.

  • Annette Streyl, Artist

    September 1, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Annette Streyl is a German artist who makes amazing sculptures of urban landscapes that are knitted, and then stretched over metal frames. The Reichstag (built 1894), or seat of the German Parliament, is particularly impressive! Click on the without framework button to see the building fold.
    The Reichstag by Annette Strely

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