Erika Lewis will be showing and talking about her handweaving at the April 10, 2018 meeting. She is a founding member of the Athens Fibercraft Guild, a member of the Handweavers Guild of America, the Complex Weavers (National) Organization, and the newly formed Athena Weavers group. She received her MFA degree in Fabric Design from the University in 1979 and has been giving weaving instructions for the past 30 years. Her work has been shown in local, national and international exhibitions.
Erika says, “Fiber is my choice of medium in expressing visual ideas. The process most often begins with being challenged by a particular weaving structure such as quadruple weave or the Theo Moorman Inlay technique, other times I am intrigued by the fiber characteristic itself such as nylon monofilament (fishing line). Though I am foremost a weaver – who unfortunately gets side-tracked by so many nitty-gritty duties and doesn’t weave enough – I always like to play with non-traditional weaving material such as beads and buttons, mirrors and feathers to embellish, add interest, and to a certain extent obliterate the ever-existing underlying grid structure of a weaving.”
Bringing together professional and amateur artists alike, the Athens Fibercraft Guild is home to a network of knitters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, quilters and other fiber artists. Everyone is invited and is welcome to bring any fiber craft that you have made for show and tell. Text inquiries to 770-380-6009.