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"It is very much like having a tuning fork inside me, and finding textures, techniques, and colors to match the sound."
An interview with Jo Fitsell
What is it about fiber art that draws you to it as a mode of expression? How did you get your start in fiber art?
I did not find fiber art; it found me. I started out as a traditional quilt maker, happily making seams meet. I was preoccupied with lining things up at a time when I couldn’t manage it in real life. I had no idea I was an artist and never described myself that way. When I could not find the colors of fabric that I wanted, I started dying colors and went into wax and folded resists like shibori. I was gently pushed out of my traditional quilt groups. With nowhere else to go, a group of us founded an organization that would appreciate our wilder ways...
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