Entries by Christina Fairley Erickson

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Batik in Barbados

Last week while on vacation in Barbados, I had the pleasure of spending a day with Henderson Reece, learning to batik. “Hendy” is a marvelous artist and teacher. Check out his work on his website at http://www.batikartbarbados.com/ We started with a practice piece.. something to get used to using the tjantin (pronounced chantin), a tool […]

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Advanced Experimental Stitch Certificate

Our exhibition for the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts for Level 3 Advanced Experimental Stitch is now complete.  I say this with a sigh of relief twinged with a bit of sadness.  We’ve been in this course for the last 2 1/2 years… meeting every three months and working on homework just about daily […]

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Preview Party Brings Surprises

Last night I attended the preview party for the 2018 Quilt and Fiber Art Festival in Everett, WA.  With all the wonderful entries in this large International show, I’m awestruck and so humbly honored… I won 4 awards! A Best of Show-Mixed Techniques Award Of Excellence for the show, “In Klimt’s Corral” 3rd place for […]

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Advanced Experimental Stitch Class Exhibition

As many of you know, I have been studying at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts for some time… I believe it’s 8 years now.  I’m just finishing 2 1/2 years in the Level 3 Advanced Experimental Stitch course.  Our class will be exhibiting coursework including assessment items, sketchbooks, presentation books, samples, and historical […]

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Audrey Walker at the Ruthin Craft Centre – Wales

UK Textile Tour Day 9: Audrey Walker at the Ruthin Craft Centre – Wales One week before I was scheduled to leave on my trip, I received my “Embroidery” magazine, the publication from the UK’s Embroiderers’ Guild.  To my surprise, an article highlighted an upcoming exhibition at the Ruthin Craft Centre in Northern Wales of Audrey […]