Betty Busby fiber art

Betty Busby

Multi-Media Fiber

August 12 - 18, 2018

Medium: Fabric

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

For several years Betty Busby has been exploring the use of various non woven materials in her fiber art. She's found them to be a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending the range of expression that can be achieved. This workshop will include samples of different types of non woven materials, ways to produce images with them, and methods to incorporate them to extend the range of expression that can be achieved with traditional fabrics.

This workshop will also explore the use of an electric cutting machine (Cameo) to cut the non wovens into finely tuned shapes. You will learn how to draw a pattern from scratch, put it into the cutter software, and adjust the settings on the machine to produce results that are useable in many applications. In addition, Betty has developed new ways of painting fabrics. Students can make samples using her methods and materials, and combine them with the non wovens as desired.

Betty is also more than happy to assist students with making their own designs and patterns.

The aim of the workshop is to give each student many exciting ideas to experiment with, using new techniques and materials. Sample size pieces of the non wovens Betty uses and one yard of silk habotai are provided. Additional materials will be available for purchase if supply allows.

Betty Busby played at "Arts and Crabs" with her two little sisters as a small child, and continued her obsession through graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a ceramics major. She founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles, and sold it after 18 successful years in order to move to New Mexico to raise her son. She is a published fiber artist and teacher, and maintains a busy exhibition schedule nationally and internationally.

Betty Busby fiber art
Betty Busby fiber art
Betty Busby fiber artist
Betty Busby fiber art