My Fiber Art

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Art and Wearables

On the Beach
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24" x 22"
Christie Minchew Fiber Art
Detail
Burlap, cotton, organza, cord, beads
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew 
The Unique Effect
Each of us has The Unique Effect.  Materials and information come in and it is our set of experiences and our personality that makes what we see or do with that uniquely personal.

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wire, wool roving, knitted (wire), hand felted
11 "h x 9"w x 26" long
Knitted Wire and Fiber Art
Detail
Crowned
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merino wool roving, beads, copper wire, hand felted
approximately 6 "h x 5"w
Anemone Wall Hanging, Wrap, Runner
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62" x 16"
Wool fibers; handfelted
Wearable Felt Art
Detail
Impression of an Impression III
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15" x 15"
Wool fibers, silk organza, non-woven fabric, handfelted
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew
Twist and Shout!
Needle Felt Art
15" x 15"
Wool fibers, handfelted using needle felting technique
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew
Reef Peek
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15" x 15"
Needle Felt Art
Detail
Wool fibers, handfelted using needle felting technique
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew
Geode Pod
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15 1/2" x 12"
Wool fibers, beads, handfelted using wet felting technique
Frame of cherry by Charles Minchew 
 Mahogany
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Mahogany 1 of 3
12" h x 9" w
This was inspired by a photograph of a cross-section of mahogany wood that was magnified 400 times.  The green is handstitched with two colors of thread, the long, wavy lines are wire and the deep red cells are handfelted pieces with stitched detail.  It is on a background of cotton and crinoline. The mahogany frame is made by my husband and woodworker, Charles Minchew
Wearables
Purses
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 Wool fibers; handfelted
9"x6.5"
Also available in 14"x7.5"
Wearable Felt Art
Wool fibers; handfelted
9"x6.5"
Also available in 14"x7.5"
©Christie Minchew 2015

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Gone but not Forgotten
Santa Fe Wall Hanging, Wrap, Runner
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108" x 18"
Wool fibers; handfelted

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Detail
Impression of an Impression I
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15" x 15"
Wool fibers, silk organza, paper, handfelted
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew
Impression of an Impression II
Needle Felt Fiber Art
15" x 15"
Wool fibers, silk organza, paper, handfelted
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew
Cast Loose!
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15" x 15"
Detail
Wool fibers, handfelted using needle felting technique
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew 
Stream of Consciousness II
23" x 23"
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Detail
Wool fibers, yarn, ribbon, fabric, wire, beads; handfelted  

Middle Earth
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merino wool roving, yarns, beads, copper wire, hand wet felted
approximately 7 "h x 15 "w
Fingerbowl
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merino and corriedale wool roving, silk, yarns, beads, copper wire, hand wet felted
approximately 6 "h x 18 "w

Snow Drifts to Spring
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15" x 15"
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Detail
Wool fibers, handfelted using needle felting technique 
Frame of local walnut by Charles Minchew
Easton Meets Weston
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31"h x 14"w
Cotton, wool and linen cloth, yarns, beads, copper wire; dyed, discharged,printed, stitched, crocheted
This piece was made as a wedding gift for my nephew and his bride.  Using colors they chose for their wedding, I added images that represented them individually and together.  The frame is made of local walnut by Chuck Minchew.
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Glory!
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Both poem and piece ©Christie Minchew 2015
37"h x 48"w
Wool fibers, cotton, yarn, thread; handfelted, handstitched
Frame of local walnut by Chuck Minchew
As I prepared for an exhibit in 2011 entitled "Americana", I was researching the American Flag.  Words began coming to me and I captured those as part of my design process.  Soon, I was writing a poem which is not something I do.  I then knew what form my own interpretation of our flag would take.  (Click image to enlarge.)
In July of 2012, Glory! was juried into the "Pride and Patriotism: American Expressions" exhibit at the Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.  It won 2nd prize!
In August of 2013, Glory! went to live permanently at the Boys and Girls Club of the Union League in Chicago.
©Christie Minchew 2015
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