We are makers, creators and artists whose work primarily features natural or synthetic fibers, including textiles, fabrics, paper, reed, yarn, thread, and more. Through Missouri Fiber Artists, we unite as a community that shares a love of fiber. Our work often is intended to evoke meaning that goes beyond the materials.
NEWEST MoFA MEMBERS
Amber Clifford-Napoleone–Knob Noster, MO
Ann Anderson–Dixon, MO
Leigh Lindahl-Truett–St. Peters MO
Karen Tye–St. Louis, MO
Anne Brubaker–Kirkwood, MO
Laura Ockel–Chesterfield, MO
Erika Swinson–Ballwin, MO
Betty Neill–St. Louis, MO
Pat Walden–Springfield, MO
Dave Walker–Columbia, MO
Amber Jolley–Kansas City, MO
Where do you live and where did you grow up?
I live in Kansas City Missouri I did my growing up in Springfield and Rolla. I have always been a Missouri girl.
Please describe your artwork. Why is this your chosen medium? How long have you been creating?
I crochet. I picked up a hook a few years ago because I started dyeing cloth and yarn and I needed something to do with all of it. We already have knitters in the family (my brother and sister-in-law), so I went with crochet and it was a perfect fit for me. I also incorporate hand embroidery into my work. I have been doing some sort of hand stitching—embroidery, counted cross-stitch, etc.—since I was a little kid. My mom was very into candlewicking in the 1980s, and I still have a piece I made with her when I was pretty young with some very wonky little knots.
How long have you been a member of MoFA? What benefits have you gotten or do you expect, to get from being involved?
I have been a MoFA member for a couple of years. I LOVE seeing other members’ art. Love it. I come away from meetings with my Kansas City group feeling inspired—there is so much talent here.
Personal information that you would like to share or any other details you feel are important (family, other hobbies and interests).
I enjoying planting flowers with my husband (gardening is probably too strong of a word for what we do). We also like to travel to national parks and talk about Star Wars. I like to design patterns for fabric (I post those on Spoonflower) and watch The Simpsons. I like toys and going to zoos.
Recent exhibitions, current projects and where can we see your work?
I had three pieces in the Fiber Squared exhibit at The Foundry in St. Charles late last year and currently have one on display at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City with some of my fellow KC fiber artists. You can see all of my work at www.websterfiberarts.com.