Tennessee Presents Textiles is a wild and wonderful fantasia of fashion, art, food, and fun.
Just the type of entertainment and retail therapy you need to relax and motivate you for the approaching holiday season.
Art garments are elegantly presented by professional models giving you an “up close and personal” experience with the fashions—
hand made by some of the southeast's finest fiber artists.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A good friend of TPT, AKA Butterfly Betty recently brought me the ultimate pocket garment. These overalls once belonged to her father and are well worn. In honor of our pocket theme, she decorated many of the pockets with her trademark butterflies. Betty has done the table decorations for the show for several years. Friends like Betty are a great motivator for doing this show.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Weaving Artist Judith Krone

This picture is just what we need in the heat wave we are having in Tennessee this summer.

Judith Krone has an MFA in textiles from Georgia State University. She recently completed a tour to Japan where she did intensive study in Shibori and Indigo dyeing. Her pieces are in collections all over the United States and in Japan, England, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland and Hunguary. She uses a symmetrical grid on which she overlays various resist dyeing techniques and also creates intricate weave structures with depth and character using complicated patterns she designs herself.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New jewelry artist

Cynthia Patrick is a new artist to TPT this year.
Here's what she writes for her bio:

"I received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2001. Since then I have worked as a freelance graphic designer and a letterpress printer, but currently I enjoy exploring various forms of fiber art and creating lampwork beads and jewelry.

I am constantly inspired by nature and love to experiment with color, pattern, and texture. My goal is to capture a sense of whimsy and individual style. Like a lovingly gathered collection of tiny treasures, I want my glass beads to be beautiful and unique on their own but create an interesting conversation when grouped together."

You can see her work at: www.handmadeimpressions.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Diana Ferguson

Diana Ferguson will be showing again at TPT. She creates new fabric out of pieces of fabrics. Then she uses multiple techniques to embellish her garments. Rich color is always evident when her creations walk down the runways.