it’s a question I get asked a lot. The simplest answer I can give is this: it’s an artist who works with fiber. But as that’s just repeating the question, let’s delve a bit deeper.
You all know people who crochet, or maybe you yourself were taught by your grandmother years ago! Or perhaps you have a friend who knits, or sews, embroiders or cross stitches, maybe one who weaves or even spins their own yarn! Anyone who uses these mediums in a manner to express a creative impulse can call themselves a fiber artist. It’s a pretty niche, but encompassing term.
For me personally, it means I crochet, knit, weave, and spin my own yarn. I do these professionally, meaning I get paid for my work. At times I even dye my hand spun yarn using natural items such as avocado pits, pine needles, mushrooms, or flowers I come across in the forests of northern Arizona.
To see more of my work behind the scenes, follow me on Instagram @EarthLotusArts, or stop into the Indigo Art Collective to see my newest works!