Wander Designs collaborates with hand-selected artists from around the world to create
functional textiles, ranging from window treatments to furniture upholstery and lighting.
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“Live and Dye Naturally”
Neil Goss works in the historic West Bottoms in Kansas City, MO where he focuses his art on Earth processes while responding to human impacts upon those processes. In 2012 he received two BFA's in Design (Textiles and Ceramics) from the University of Kansas SOTA. He has been dedicated to researching sustainable arts processes such as natural dyeing, weaving, utilizing hand-dug clay, and foraging art materials. Goss has taught workshops, installed public art and done artist talks from coast to coast in the United States.
He currently is a practicing professional artist and educator. Most recently he was an artist-in-residence at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York, NY hosted by the Textile Arts Center.
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Judit Just is a textile artist raised and born in Barcelona, Spain, but she currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she moved in 2013 and where she develops her textile’s brand, known by Jujujust. She studied fashion design, sculpture and textile art, where she specialized in weaving and embroidery. She grew up surrounded by textiles and actually learned weaving craftsmanship through her mom when she was little.
She takes some old weaving techniques and gives it a twist using vibrant color combinations and a bunch of beautiful vintage threads.
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Sarah is a fiber artist who lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her weaving practice is a search for balance and presence and uses it to explore the complexities of everyday life and the hidden patterns in the natural world. She approaches her work as a collaboration with unique natural fibers that speak to her about what they want to become.
As a weaving teacher, she seeks to impart to her students a sense of curiosity and adventure as they begin to explore the limitless possibilities within the world of fibers. Sarah is also the facilitator of The Weaving Kind, a vibrant online community that exists to help weavers all over the world connect with one another, learn new skills, and set deeper intentions for a lifelong weaving practice.
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Toni has always loved textiles, warmth and wool are her earliest childhood memories. “I love the texture of fiber and tactile nature of how various fibers feel and react when manipulated”, states Toni. This is what initially drew her to this woven medium. “It has limitless possibilities and I love the free form style I can apply in my creative process”.
This past year has sparked a new series of sculptural works Toni refer to as "Organized Chaos". Like an explosion, the interlocking threads, entwined joints and spine-like pieces created by wrapping, binding and knotting which develop into a larger sculptural work that captures the dynamic, organic nature of the fiber itself are like the disjointed lives of displaced people and of a family that was pulled apart in all directions.
Her studio is located in Upstate New York with the beautiful Catskill Mountains as her backdrop.