Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center. The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.
Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University. I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience. I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object. My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items. In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics. I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.
All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space. I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels. I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.