Austin Fiber Artists

March Meeting: Twists, Tangles and Braids- Cheryl Elms’ Fiber Art

cherylpixThrough photo essay Cheryl will chronicle her fiber art journey and the balancing acts in her life. Her focus is sharing her experiences and challenges in juggling a career as both a production craftsman and multi-faceted artist.

Cheryl Elms was inspired to explore spinning, dying, crochet and mixed media fiber arts by her knitting mother and grandmother. Her current interest is in innovative off-loom techniques, braiding leather and ribbon into wearble arts. She has been featured in magazines, including Ornament and Austin Monthly, television and in fiber fashion shows. Cheryl runs her fiber arts company, Elmzart, participates in art shows and occasionally teaches.