Michelle Amos and Maria Tinneli

The Little Loomhouse, with its long history of fiber art, is featuring two artists this month who understand the medium. Work by textile artists Michelle Amos and Maria Tinneli will be on display, and they will also be demonstrating and giving talks on Saturday, August 8. Amos specializes in woven centerpiece vessels. When she was a student at UofL, she developed a way to construct a basket using a modified twine technique. Tinneli, on the other hand, prefers to make coiled baskets. “They are simple and natural,” she says. “Stitching by hand I do not require loud machines or protective gear, just my hands, needle, thread and maybe some beads. [Baskets] can help tell a story, record important occasions, and pass guarded messages.”

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

The Little Loomhouse
11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Free
328 Kenwood Hill Road
367-4792
http://littleloomhouse.org

About the Author

Michelle Amos and Maria Tinneli

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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