The 2022 Fall Federation Meeting features an artist and weaver with an international following, Martina Celerin. Martina incorporates weaving, felting, found objects, and sculptural aspects into what she describes as dimensional weaving. Originally from the Czech Republic and trained as a molecular geneticist, she returned to art via painting and now 3 dimensional pieces that reflect settings and objects acquired throughout her life. Her works are shown at festivals and exhibits throughout the United States.
The Waterloo Guild serves as host guild at the Waterloo Center for the Arts on October 8, 2022 from 10-4. There will be vendors and shopping during the lunch break and after the program. The Popular Choice Awards are yet to be announced but will include handspun yarns, handweaving, knitting, and other popular categories. These awards are always fun and challenging, and all members are encouraged to submit to the competition. Additionally, there will be a fashion show for members to show off their wearable fiber art, which is always a fun opportunity.
Martina Celerin will be presenting in the morning and afternoon. Stay tuned for updates, but for more information about her work please visit her website, http://www.MartinaCelerin.com.