February 15, 2014 - April 13, 2014

FiberNext showcases a blend of spectacular and intimate works that reflect the lively state of fiber art by12 regional fiber artists. This exhibition will feature approximately 20 pieces that illustrate today’s most ingenious approaches to fiber-based materials, combining classic textile traditions with contemporary art and design to create multi-dimensional works of art.

“Fiber art” typically refers to works of art that incorporate fabric or yarn and favors aesthetic value over utility. Broadening the boundaries of this medium, the artists featured in FiberNext have branched out to incorporate an eclectic array of materials and techniques, including metal, digital embroidery, plastic, paper, clay, photography, wood, and recycled materials. Their works encompass a range of color, texture, and materials, and concepts such as community, gender, and upcycling.

In addition to the FiberNext Outlooks Exhibition, yarn-bombers from Vulcan’s Rest Fibers, a fiber arts supply shop in Chesapeake City, Maryland, have knitted, crocheted, and woven brightly-colored winter “scarves” to adorn several of the trees in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden for a unique on-site installation on view through April 13, 2014.

Left to right:

Where is normal anyway?, 2012
Ellen Sall
Vintage fabric scraps, embroidery floss, gel pens, plastic veggie bags, and seed
Beads, 13 × 13 1/2 inches
Lent by the artist

Fashion Travelogue, 2008
Betsy R. Miraglia
Collagraph printed handmade paper, collage, 48 × 22 × 11 inches
Lent by the artist

Vulcan’s Rest Fibers
(outdoor yarn‑bombing), 2013


Barbara Assejew
Gina Bosworth
Carol Cole
Hollie Heller
Mi-Kyoung Lee
Won Kyoung Lee
Betsy R. Miraglia
Leslie Pontz
Ellen Sall
David Slovic
Shelly Spector
Carol Wisker


Bethany and Viola Economos
Jackie Oppelt
Nicky Zaiser
Doris Miklitz
Janet and Julie Harden
Margaret Skeans
Carol Ceton
Joan Gillen
Carol Kynett
Lynn Stallone
Margaret Trussell
Sophie Bayard
Robin Mahaffey
Suzanne Stein
Bonnie Morris
Britta Callaway
Sue McNamara
Angie Robertson
Judy Houck


This exhibition was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.

Support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Delaware Division of the Arts