Sue Hiller Horner
Fibers offer amazing color, texture and tactile experience. I find myself in another wonderful dimension that allows complete expression when absorbed in a fiber project. One of my art teachers used to say ‘nature is the best designer’ and so I learned to appreciate and be inspired by natural objects. Plants and animals are my primary subjects and inspiration comes from those as well as an event, feeling or even a single moment.
Methods and processes used in my work include, but are not limited to weaving on and off loom, dyeing, silk painting, needle felting, knitting, crochet, fulling woolens, spinning of fibers and the addition of embellishments such as buttons, beads or Swarovski crystals to my pieces.
Fibers have been in my world most of my life. I learned to sew, knit and macramé in my teens. I took some textiles classes in college which were part of my studio hours for a degree in art. Most of my career life has been self employed with a screen printing and embroidery business. A niche was developed through it for owners of greyhound dogs, so I have been designing greyhound motifs and products to appeal to greyhound adopters and owners of racing dogs, whippets and Italian greyhounds.
Fiber and ArtForms gallery is opening a whole new world for me and I hope it will for you, as well!