Halperin Building · Community Room
Meet fiber artists Rosario Villavicencio and Martina Brunner
Fiber art is an all-encompassing art. Materials used can be recycled or new; I prefer wool, and for the base/canvass I use linen. Some of my older pieces have been done on Scottish burlap.
We are sometimes called “rug-hookers” since we prepare our materials, dyed dye them, cut in strips by hand or with special cutters that are “hooked” into a design drawn on the linen base. Although hooked art is a traditional one that has been with us for a few hundred years, it is also alive and well today. It can be sophisticated, or functional, art to hang on a wall, place on a table, or to walk on beauty underfoot.