Fiber Art

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I am a lifelong fiber artist with experience in weaving, sewing, basketry, felting, dyeing, embroidery, and more. I am at home and at peace when I have fiber or thread in my fingers, but the loom is where my heart beats. This page gives a glimpse of the work I have created throughout my lifetime…

Voyage Dallas Web Article: Meet Christine Miller of Explore Fiber in North Dallas

My primary passion is weaving.  I have been weaving for 45 years and during that time have woven many things – from clothing to functional and two dimensional to three dimensional art concept.  Here’s a glimpse into my past and present work.

                   Clothing examples from the 1980s and 1990s

Artist and teacher, I have exhibited in juried art shows and exhibits, owned and operated a fiber arts gallery and custom textile studio, created work for commissions, presented to various fiber arts organizations and taught workshops around the country.

Current work 2018 – Fiber Sculptures – hand crocheted forms with fabric hardener, hand painted or dyed, hand made felt that is hand dyed in two resist dye baths, with bead embellishments.

Woven metal jewelry

Weaving with wire is the workshop I typically teach to other weavers – it has so many possibilities!  Basketry also lends itself beautifully to the woven metal material.  Here are some examples of basketry I have created:

Woven metal basketry

Artistic Presentations and Activities

  • Richardson ISD Elementary Professional Development, “Bringing Fiber into Art Education Curriculum”, Feb. 2020
  • Visiting Artist in Highland Park ISD – implementing wet & needle felted artwork in 4 HPISD elementary schools with 3rd graders, spring 2020
  • “Fibers in the 21st c. – STEAM Connections Art & Technology, Visiting Artist whole school presentation Skaggs Elementary, Plano ISD, Oct. 2019
  • Visiting Artist in Highland Park ISD – Implementing Paper Cloth collage artwork in 4 HPISD elementary schools with 3rd graders, spring 2019
  • “Fibers in the 21st c. – STEAM Connections Art & Technology”, Visiting Artist whole school presentation Brinker Elementary, Plano ISD, Nov. 2018
  • Weave with Wire Workshop, The Guild House, Houston, TX, Sept. 2018
  • Weave with Wire Workshop, Cedars Art House, Dallas, TX July 2018
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild President, June 2018 – May 2020
  • Explore Fiber Lab Series at Dallas MakerSpace – July 9, 2017, Working with Metal Using Fiber Techniques
  • Explore Fiber Lab Series at Dallas MakerSpace – May 21, 2017, Paverpol Fabric Stiffener
  • Explore Fiber Lab Series at Dallas MakerSpace – March 26, 2017, Paper Cloth
  • Taught “Creating Woven Metal” workshop, University of North Texas fiber students, 3/30-4/2/2017
  • Juror for Fort Worth Weaving Guild Juried Show, Sept. 2015
  • The Future of Fibers, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas State Conference, Addison, TX, May 2013
  • Weaving with Wire, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas Fall Retreat, Brownwood, TX, Oct. 2012
  • Weaving with Wire, San Antonio Weaving Guild, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 2012
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Webmistress, June 2011 until present (built and
  • maintain state organization website) – weavetexas.org
  • Program, “Make the Most of Your Juried Show”, Fort Worth Weavers Guild, April, 2011
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Juried Show Chairman, 2011
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Secretary, 2010 – 2011
  • Taught “Creating Woven Metal” workshop, Houston, TX, April 1997
  • Taught “Creating Woven Metal” workshop, Denver, CO, Oct. 1996

Artistic Awards

  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Ft. Worth, TX, 2019 – First Place Art Concept
  • Dallas Area Fiber Artists, 2018 Escapades in Fiber, Honorable Mention Beautiful Details
  • City of Richardson Photography Contest, Richardson, TX, 2013 – First Place Architecture category, Second Place Still Life category, Second Place People category, Third Place Abstract category, Third Place Altered Image
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Addison, TX, 2013 – First Place Basketry
  • Dallas Art Education Association Professional Show, Dallas, TX, 2005 – First Place 3D Art
  • Fuego y Alma Collegiate Art Competition, Denton, TX, 2004 – First Place
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Juried Show, Dallas, TX, 2004 – Awards of
  • Excellence, Art Concept and Jeanne Young Kudlicki Award for Interiors
  • Richland College, Annual Student Art Competition, 2003 – First Place Drawing
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 2001 – First Place Accessories
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Houston, TX, 1999 – Second Place 3D Art
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Juried Show, 1997 – Award of Excellence Art Concept
  • and Award of Merit Basketry
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, 1997 – First Place 3D Art
  • Federation of Fiber Artists Juried Show, 1997 – Honorable Mention
  • Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, Asheville, NC, 1996 – Third Place Art Concept
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, 1995 – Art Forms & Basketry
  • Today’s Culture – Tomorrow’s Legacy, Asheville, NC, 1994 – Best Use of Show Theme
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, 1994 – Award of Excellence
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, San Antion, TX, 1993 – Third Place, Art Forms &
  • Basketry
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, 1992 – Fiber Art Award of Excellence and HGA
  • Award

Exhibits

  • The Loom Botanical, Fort Worth Weavers Guild, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Nov. 13 – Dec. 8
  • Mandatory Color, Surface Design Association Juried Member Exhibition, Oct. 3 – Dec. 6, 2020, Museum of Texas Tech University
  • Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America, One year touring exhibition, July 2020-July 2021
  • Beneath the Surface:  Reimagined, two person exhibition with Keith Miller, The ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, TX, July 1 – September 26, 2020
  • Surface Design Association, Current Threads, online curated exhibition members’ work, https://bit.ly/2UGDdNA, Feb. 2020
  • Beneath the Surface – a Coral Reef Installation, two person exhibition with Keith Miller, Texas Discovery Garden Gallery, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2 – Feb. 23, 2020
  • Fiber Artists of San Antonio, Threads of Magic, October 2019
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, 70th Anniversary Conference, Treasuring our Past/Discovering our Future, Fort Worth, TX June 2019
  • 2018 Escapades in Fiber, Dallas Area Fiber Artists Members Exhibit, Dallas, TX, March 2018
  • Surface Design Association 40th Anniversary Conference, Making our Mark, Aug. 2017
  • City of Richardson Photography Contest, Richardson, TX, 2013
  • Member’s Exhibit Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Addison, TX, 2013
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Juried Show, Plano, TX, 2012
  • Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show, Plano, TX, 2010
  • Dallas Art Education Association Professional Show, Dallas, TX, 2005
  • Fuego y Alma Collegiate Art Competition, Denton, TX, October 2004
  • HGA Convergence National Convention – Trail Mix, Small Expressions and Don’t Fence me In, Denver, CO, June 2004
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Dallas, TX, April 2004
  • Trompin’ in Triple Time, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Ft. Worth, TX, April 2003
  • North Texas Area Art League, Denton, TX, April 2003
  • Richland College, Annual Student Art Competition, Dallas, TX, April 2003
  • UNT Student Show, Denton, TX, February 2003
  • Textile Treasures, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 2002
  • 2001 – A Fiber Odyssey, CHT, San Antonio, TX, June 2001
  • Fibers 2000, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 2000
  • Stars Over Texas, CHT, Houston, TX, May 1999
  • InVested, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 1998
  • Silver Memories, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 1998
  • DH&SG Juried Show, Dallas, TX, February 1997
  • Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, Asheville, NC, October 1996
  • Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, October 1996
  • Wild Inspirations, CHT, Dallas, TX, April 1995
  • Beaux Arts Ball, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, April 1995
  • Beacon Handweaving Exhibit, Asheville, NC, July 1994
  • Eastfield College Gallery, Mesquite, TX, September 1993
  • Senses Beyond Sight, D-Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX, April 1993
  • Museum of Abilene, Abilene, TX, November 1993 – January 1994
  • Fiber Fiesta, CHT, San Antonio, TX, April 1993
  • Lafayette Art Association, National Juried Art Competition, Lafayette, LA Marcy 1993
  • Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, October 1992
  • Beacon Hand-Loom Weaving Competition and Exhibition, Asheville, NC, July 1992

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