Featured Fiber Artist
Name: Marcia Harvey
I have crocheted, sewed, cross stitched, needle point, crewel embroidered, embroidered, counted cross stitched for many years. I started crocheting when I was 8 and sewing when I was 12.
GiGi-I take care of 2 of my 3 grandkids 3 days a week. It’s the best job I’ve ever had!
Completed several hours of accounting and have an Associate’s degree in Medical Technology.
4What you do in 100 words or less.
I really enjoy working with fiber so therefore I spin, weave, knit, crochet, do counted stitch, embroider, quilt, and make soap and lotions just to name a few things I do.
Outside of the fiber world I enjoy spending time with my family. I also love canning and often am busy in the summer months putting up fresh veggies my husband grow in the garden.
5What art do you most identify with?
I would have to say weaving but spinning is a close second.
6How did you get started?
Recently (in the last 7 years) I started attending a weekly knitting group. I had in my mind for many years that I would like to raise sheep and learn how to process their wool so I could make things from my flock. Learning to knit rekindled that desires so I started a small flock (which grew to a larger flock very quickly). I have learned to spin (thank you Cheryl Davis) and have learned (and am still learning) to weave.
7What do you like about you art?
I like fiber arts because it is not limited to a rigid set of rules. You can follow a pattern, modify the pattern or make your own. You have endless choices of mediums and many different tools to aid in your creations. Fiber arts has many veins and you can do one, some or try all.
8Your dream project is …
I have several in my head, not sure you want to see all of them, but I want to weave a double weave/width table cloth and I want to weave curtains for my home.
9Who are your inspirations?
I have many but Cheryl Davis continues to inspire me. She is my mentor and I love her work.
10What’s your best piece of advice for a beginning artists?
Do not be afraid to try new things. Ask for help if you need it. Enjoy the process.
11How do you share your art?
Show and share at guilds, Facebook, festivals and sales.
12Why did you chose this form of art?
By chance. This was not purposeful in the beginning but I found weaving to be intriguing and after much thought, decided to try it.
13Most favorite piece so far is my double weave/double width blanket. 14Least favorite piece and why?
The double weave/width blanket I made for my grandson. The center was a mess…but it is loved anyway.
15Do you use social media? Yes
How? Mostly post pictures on Facebook
16What inspires you?
Nature, Color, Order
17Favorite craft books:
For quilting it would be Victory Quilts by Eleanor Burns and weaving would be Weaving Rag Rug by Tom Knisley
18What is your favorite fiber medium?
I like most everything except working with linen…