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Wendy Klotz

STATEMENT

I am a fibre artist working primarily with natural fibres, but particularly with organza and silks for their reflective qualities, and with felted and knitted wool for their sculpture and dimension. I try to create depth with layers of fabric and stitch, while physically creating separation between the layers. I am currently experimenting with incorporating more sculptural elements into my work.

I work with layers, but also line which is conveyed by use of hand and machine stitching, couching, or applying wrapped cords which I have altered or made myself.  I have chosen to use felt, fabric and thread to convey these ideas, because of their versatility and the vast range of colours and textures that can be created. It is a joy to paint, dye or manipulate fabric and fibre, and see how different combinations of materials interact to create the effect I am looking for.

My combined backgrounds of quilting, embroidery and pottery have given me a lot of information to draw on. However I continue to experimenting with incorporating new techniques and elements that excite me and push me into new directions, whilst continuing to search for and reflect my unique voice.

My inspiration comes from the natural beauty of Canada together with ecological and social issues that speak to my heart.

BIO

Wendy is a Canadian Fibre Artist living in Calgary, Alberta. She works primarily with natural fibres, but particularly with organza and silks for their translucent and reflective qualities and with felted and knitted wool for sculpture and dimension. She loves to create depth with layers of fabric and stitch, while physically creating separation between the layers. She is currently experimenting with incorporating more sculptural and e-textile elements into her work. Wendy’s inspiration comes from the natural beauty of Canada together with ecological and social issues that speak to her heart.