Lately I find myself more and more drawn to textile art, in all its various forms. There's something appealingly touchable about it, almost cuddly, and fabric and string, as a medium, provide for almost infinite possibilities. Here are 10 artists to watch.
Jacqueline Fink of Little Dandelion creates small and large-scale works with a textural, otherworldly feel.
Atlanta-based artist Leisa Rich does a lot of work in mixed media. This delicately embroidered canvas is one of my favorites.
Brooklyn-based artist Alicia Scardetta describes her work as "part tapestry, part friendship bracelet".
I love the works of Mimi Jung — they're almost like the textile version of a Rothko.
Kate Keara Pelen created these embroidered pieces with a wonderfully dynamic, modern feel.
Lately I'm a bit obsessed with blankets knitted from giant, chunky thread, so I would be remiss not to mention the work of Christien Meinderstma, who (among other things) knits inspiring, textural pieces from giant yarn. You can read more about her in Anthology magazine.