August 10, 2014

Fiber Artist Feature: Kelsey Leib

Kelsey Leib is an ImagiKnitter by day and a fiber artist by night.

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She graduated from Kent University with a BFA in Textiles and has been featured in galleries in Ohio, California and Washington.  Her vast knowledge of fibers and expertise in knitting, weaving, felting and crochet make her a huge asset to the ImagiKnit staff.

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Kelsey’s sculptural textile work reflects her interest in the relationship of bodies as vessels and the dualities that are present in these forms.  She uses visual and material means to reference contrasts or complexities that are present in the physical and spiritual manifestations of self, particularly with respect to women.

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Technique, material, and shape are all carefully considered to define a series of distinctive figural forms.  Each piece is meant to reflect different poetic associations with the body as a vessel.

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Though Kelsey has worked with a variety of textures, she has had great success experimenting with yarns by Habu Textiles and Ito.  Stop by the shop this month to see some of her work in person, and don’t miss out on her Nuno Felting class which will be held on August 28th!


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