From Xenobia Bailey (below left) to Sheila Hicks (top right) to Janet Lipkin (bottom right) a generation of women who innovated fibers in the 60s and 70s revolutionized art and fashion. The color palettes, scale, and individuality of their work had never quite been seen before. Raised in an age of fiber as dainty woman's craft, like knitting simple scarves, traditional European lace or doilies, these women drew instead on ancient, ancestral approaches, psychedelic visions, and modern art, over victorian-era aesthetics. Many of these revolutionary fiber artists of the 60s and 70s also came to fiber after first studying other art perspectives like sculpture or ceramics, which changed their scope and approach to the material.
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