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Fiber Artist Erin Wilson

I stumbled across Erin Wilson's work on Pinterest and it was love at first sight.  I like all of her work, but her works on paper are the answer to so many questions I have about my voice in quilting.

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From her website:

  • 8” x 10” paper dimensions
  • 5” x 5” approximate artwork dimensions
  • hand-dyed cottons
  • pieced and stitched onto archival paper

I loooooooove it.  I love piecing.  I love the art and architecture of piecing.  But I haaaaaate the quilting part.  This feels like such an elegant solution to that problem. (Also, I love that it isn't square and that the edges are frayed -- more of that, please!)

Erin has some lovely (and super inspirational) small quilt "canvases" on her website as well.

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From her website:

  • 3.5” x 3.5” x 0.75”
  • hand-dyed cottons
  • pieced and mounted over wood block, finished with wool felt backing
  • keyhole on back for hanging, can also stand upright

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From her website:

  • 7” x 7” x 0.5”
  • hand-dyed cotton, pieced and stretched over plywood and finished with wool felt backing
  • ready to hang

I would really love to see these pieces in person because the sizes that are listed just do not compute in my brain. They are so small. The level of details is extraordinary!

I have seen other people wrap quilts around a frame -- in fact, I've done it -- but I really haven't seen anyone do the loose paper mounted pieces like she does and I think they're brilliant.  How cool is this one:

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I feel super inspired to make some mini fiber compositions on paper.

What do you think?  Are you attracted to Erin Wilson's work?

Thanks for stopping by!

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