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We welcome you to follow along on our crafty adventures. Frank is a farmer by day, jewelry and hand braided cord-maker by night. Jane simply fiddles with fabric and fiber any time she can. We share things about what we make, how we make it, where you can get it.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bowls: Functional, Edible, and Fanciful. An Art Show

This year, to bring greater awareness to the handmade art and craft component of farmers markets in Minnesota, Bemidji's Natural Choice Farmers Market put together a group member show.  The theme was bowls.  Bowls get filled with bounty from harvest, help keep things organized, are functional, practical, and often beautiful.  They can be created in a variety of ways and mediums. 
The show opened on Saturday Dec 3, 2011.

Here is a closer look at a few of the pieces.

 Autumn Bowl or The Girl in the Gourd
a collaboration by Gail Rixen & Jane Carlstrom

Gourd bowl cut, scraped and bleached by Gail with needlefelted Girl, acorns and cut felt leaves by Jane

 Fluted Felt Bowl
by Jane Carlstrom

Hand needle felted from dyed wool batt and roving

Rolling in the Leaves
by Jeana Johnson

Coiled, Shaped, Stitched Fabric

 Spring Time Reflected
 by Jeana Johnson

Coiled, Shaped, Stitched Fabric
 Wasp Nest Bowl
by Gail Rixen

Working with woodland findings

 I'll try and capture a few more detail photos next week.

If you are in or near the Bemidji area, you are most welcome to come out to Winter Market to view the show up close and personal.  Next available time to see it is on Sat. Dec 10 from 11am to 3p.  In the Old Burger King Bldg on Paul Bunyan Drive.  Near the New Subway and katty corner from Paul and Babe Statue.

 Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures! I love the variety of mediums. I wish I could have been there to see all the beautiful colors and textures in person! :-)