Category Archives: Fiber Arts

Agnes Hansella

Would love to see in situ the spectacular macramé installation shown on top created by Jakarta-based fiber artist Agnes Hansella.  The pieces are titled Mountain, Ocean, and Sunset to reflect the natural environment in the area. She has also created smaller amazing pieces ranging from decorative wall hangers to hammocks, umbrellas, and stools.  She’s a self-taught artist who’s been doing textile art since 2017.

More of her work can be seen here on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Agnes Hansella.

Eriko Watabe

Looks like we have another craft to learn, Nanduti lace. The name means “spider web” in the indigenous language of Paraguay.  The lace is worked on tightly stretched frame and are released by cutting away the backing fabric.  The samples shown above are the work of Japanese Nanduti artist, Eriko Watabe. She sells elegant accessories under her brand name Puka.

The artist can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.  She also has a shop here on Japanese Base shop select market.

Images:  Courtesy of Eriko Watabe.

Judit Just

Impressed by these brightly colored woven tapestries created by North Carolina-based textile artist Judit Just.  Originally from Barcelona she studied fashion design, sculpture and textile art specializing in weaving and embroidery. She grew up surrounded by textiles and actually learned weaving craftsmanship through her mom when she was little.  On Sarah K. Benning blog she says this about dealing with imitators:

“My best strategy is not be afraid and keep working no matter what. I’ve found that if you really want your business to succeed, it’s really important to be unique. Try to offer a very specific kind of product. Do not copy. Study your competition and do the opposite. Be original and believe in your work, no matter what. And try not to get too inspired on someone else’s work. Ultimately, just keep working and creating. Keeping my hands busy is what helps me the most to keep my mind clear and focused.”

You can see more of her work on Instagram and Tumblr.  Some of her pieces can be purchased in her Etsy shop, Jujujust.

Images:  Courtesy of Judit Just.

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