Joanne Bast

I work mostly in fiber and fiber jewelry. I became enamored with beads first to weigh down fiber adornments and then as a medium in their own right. I found my background in manipulating sculptural forms in thread translated well into beadwork. I have since also moved into knitting, felting and stitching. Whether working with beads, fabric or wool, my primary artistic focus is color and color transitions. I will exhibit machine embroidered thread paintings, felted wool with and without bead embroidery, appliqued fabric wall quilts, and stitched beadwork jewelry.