Marie Jones Fibre Art will be exhibiting for the very first time (YAY!) at this year's Oxfordshire Art Weeks. This is with many thanks to my exhibition and art fair buddies Jacqueline Birchall, well known and popular Thame based glass artist, aka Purple Urchin and the very talented Liz Dee, designer/maker of exquisite jewellery at The Silver Workshop. Visiting 9 Ormond Road in Thame will be a fabulous opportunity to see behind the scenes and the processes involved in creating both decor and wearable art in three very different mediums - textile, glass and metal. We are old hands at demonstrating at various events around Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire so don't be shy, come and ask us all the questions. In her temporary absence, Jacqueline has prepared the most stunning glass flower arrangements, giving her pretty garden the WOW factor. Come and explore!
There's something for everyone, whether you are browsing, curious, scouting for commissions or looking to enrich your space with contemporary art and jewellery. We look forward to seeing you from 6th May all the way through to 14th May each day 11am-4pm.
I am a self-taught fibre artist with a passion for wool crafts. I create original artwork, combining wool felting, fabric collage, free motion machine embroidery and hand stitching techniques. Wool is extremely versatile in all its forms from fleece to yarn. It lends itself to expressing textures and colours in the same way that one would use watercolour paints, oils or acrylics. It adds a warm tactile element to the artwork. I use natural and dyed wool as well as speciality and synthetic fibres to create my art. Once layered on a suitable base, the wool fibres are wet felted with soap and water or dry felted using a barbed needle. Both methods “knit” and bind the fibres together to make the picture. Further embellishing with free motion machine embroidery and hand stitching add depth and texture. It is a labour intensive, challenging and rewarding process.
This year, I am participating in a wide range of events including: Longwick Art Show; Chilterns MS Centre Pop Up Art Weekend; Art on the Hill at Brill; Oxfordshire Art Weeks; Bucks Open Studios; Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fairs; Chiltern Made Fairs. I also teach monthly needle felting workshops at Queens Park Arts Centre.
My aim is to help raise the profile of textiles and stitch in art.
I paint with wool, fabric and threads.