What on earth is a “fiber artist”?!

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.

 

 Lucy spins yarn, much to the delight of passersby outside of Rainbow’s End in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.

Lucy spins yarn, much to the delight of passersby outside of Rainbow’s End in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.

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!

 

 Earth Lotus Arts crochet mandalas up on the Indigo Wall       

Earth Lotus Arts crochet mandalas up on the Indigo Wall 

 

 

 a Koi fishcale Wall hanging available at  www.earthlotusarts.etsy.com

a Koi fishcale Wall hanging available at www.earthlotusarts.etsy.com