NATURE INSPIRED HAND DYED SCARVES AND SHAWLS
Sofia Selden Is a mixed-media fiber artist exploring dyeing techniques in botanical prints, shibori, and hand painted silk, wool, linen and cotton. Her work is found in boutiques in Wellesley and Newburyport (Massachusetts), Kittery and Ogunquit (Maine), and she participates in art/craft fairs in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Introduced to dyeing fabric in 2009 at Haystack Mountain Craft School with Jeannette deNicholas Myer, she has studied with Jan Myers Newbury, Elin Noble, Jane Dunnewold, Carter Smith, Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Irit Dulman. Sofia is a member of Surface Design Association, SAQA, Art Beyond the Surface, Friends of the Textile/Fiber Group-Museum of Fine Arts, and a number of surface design and artists associations in New England and the west coast.
“I have always been moved and inspired by water and nature - the way currents and breeze interact and create ripples and textures, cascading light in all directions.
Being still in nature, I am moved by this energy and how it affects water, moon, flowers, and leaves. By applying hand-painted and natural dyes, using leaves, flowers and shibori techniques, I endeavor to capture this ebb and flow of color, the fluidity of water, the pull of the moon and the designs of nature on fiber.”
- Sofia Selden
FAIRS AND EVENTS
|May 27-29||Paradise City, Northampton, MA|
|August 5-13||League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH|
|August 27-28||Portland Fine Art, Portland, ME|
|September 22-24||Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, ME|
|October 7-9||Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA|
|November 4-5||Craft Westport, Westport, CT|
|December 1-3; 8-10||Foundry Artist Show, Pawtucket, RI|
JOYOUS SILKS CAN BE FOUND AT THESE RETAIL OUTLETS:
Clever Hands Gallery, Wellesley, MA; Zapapa, Kittery, ME
Hutchin House Arts, Ogunquit, ME; Archipelago Island Art, Rockland, ME
JAK Designs, Kennebunkport, ME