Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends

 

 

151 Bell St. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Robbie Grodin (cell) 216-849-8850 (email) RGrodin1@gmail.com

www.AlpacaFiberStudio.BIZ

 

Wearable Art 

Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends creates wearable art pieces by hand dyeing locally raised fibers. Each piece is designed, hand dyed, then hand felted creating these one of a kind treasures.  "Nuno Felt" is a contemporary approach developed in 1992 by Polly Sterling. It has become a much sought after wearable art form quickly growing in popularity.

The challenge for me, is to be open to the creative energy. The dynamics between what the fiber wants to become, and what I want to make!  Listen. Through creative experimentation and allowing myself to make mistakes.  
What fiber art ignites your creative self?


Nuno Felt Wrap
Each wrap is hand dyed, hand felted with alpaca, merino and silk.  Nuno felting is the process of creating tropical felt by placing fibers, very lightly, onto the silk then wet felting.  By contrasting the shrinking of felted wool fiber with non-shrinking weave, into which the wool fibers are bonded, a rouching effect of soft texture occurs. This ethereal artwork is perfect to wear for a casual summer evening walking though Chagrin Falls, eating ice cream.
Nuno Felt
Nuno Felt is a light weight wool and silk artisian made fabric.  Here in Northeast Ohio you will find many of Alpaca Fiber Studio, award winning designs, worn by many textile art enthusiasts.  
Lana Grigorova has skillfully made her wearable art piece in one of our many creative classes.
Eco Print meets Nuno Felt

This new, sophisticated natural dyeing process is called Eco Printing.  It is the art of contact printing nature onto my Nuno Felt designs.  Leaves, seed pods, and flowers are used from my yard to give up their wonderful shapes and color onto these wearable art creations.      

Eco Print
The colors of the earth are represented in our repurposed designer silk blouses and cashmere sweaters.  Rainwater, leaves from my yard, berries, seeds, roots, and bark are used to print onto these garments.  Often we further add complexity to the designs by overdyeing in an Indigo bath.
Nuno Felt Poncho/Wrap
My version of Nuno Felt introduces a layered textile.   I incorporate multiple weaves with diverse characteristics and the great bonus of recycling those pre-loved or salvaged fabrics. The Felted Poncho/Wrap possesses an exciting contrast of textures and depth of color!


Exhibits and Publications

Sun Press 2010

Fox TV8 Kenny Crumpton 2010 

Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2010

VAC Juried Art Show 2010

Fiber Fling Fashion Show 2011

VAC "Art Strikes a Pose" 2011

Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2011

Shaker History Museum "Dream Weavers: The Art of the Loom" 2011

VAC Juried Art Show 2011 Honorable Mention

VAC "Ruby, Ruby" 2012

-VAC 'Entertain Me' 2012

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2012

-VAC Juried Art Show 2012

-Sun Press11-26-12

http://www.cleveland.com/chagrin-falls/index.ssf/2012/11/alpaca_fiber_studio_in_chagrin.html

-Abrash Gallery 2012

-VAC 'Moody Blues' 2013

-Art by the Falls 2013 Honorable Mention

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2013

-VAC Juried Art Show 2013

-VAC Mellow Yellow 2014

-VAC Interpretation: Abstract Art 2014

-VAC Student Faculty Exhibit 2014

-May Show Lakeland Community College 2014

-Art by the Falls 2014 Honorable Mention

-Cleveland Museum of Art Textile Art Alliance Board of Directors 2014-2017

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2014

-VAC Juried Art Show 2014

-Westlake St. Johns Medical Center, Festival of the Arts-Honorable Mention 2015

-Willoughby, Artfest - 3rd Place 2015

-Hudson Society of Artists,  Art on the Green-Honorable Mention 2015

-Cleveland Botanical Gardens, TAA Members Show 2015

-Cleveland Museum of Art TAA Fashion Show 2015 Honor of Merit 

-Valley Art Center Juried Art Show 2015
-Hudson Society of Artists, Art on the Green Honorable Mention 2016
-VAC Juried Art Show, Both Pieces Accepted, one with Honorable Mention 2016
-Canton Museum of Art, Christkindl 1st Place Fine Crafts 2016



 

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