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Fiber artist featured at Bay School

Gloucester fiber artist Janet Griffin has been named the June Artist of the Month at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews.

Griffin considers herself a hand-weaver and works with both cotton and wool yarns on a four-shaft loom to build fabric as well as tapestries, said a press release. Her tapestries are based on the techniques developed by Theo Moorman, an English weaver who worked in the 1940s and ’50s. She also enjoys creating with felted wool.

Griffin’s felted paintings, bowls, flowers and purses are inspired by function as well as colors, said the release, adding that she loves how soft, fluffy wool can be transformed with water to create a thick fabric.

Images from the nature found in Griffin’s backyard, neighborhood, and around Virginia are incorporated into her pieces. Her exhibit includes woven tapestries and shawls as well as felted 3-D and 2-D art.

Visit the Art Speaks Gallery in the Bay School Community Arts Center to see the exhibit in person or vie...

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