Although fiber art has been around for thousands of years, it has seen a steady growth in popularity over the last few decades and has reached new heights, thanks to the social media age.
Fiber art is defined simply as the weaving, knitting, pressing or knotting of pieces of natural (or artificial) fibers. Whether it be colorful collages, cozy knitted items, wall art or anything in between, it’s no surprise that fiber art continues to grow in popularity. Let’s take a look at why people are falling in love with this incredible art form!
A creative, no rules process
When making fiber art, you’re letting your creative side shine. This art form involves hours of knitting, weaving and other skilled processes to create a unique piece without limitations. Fiber artists gain inspiration from a wide range of fabrics and materials and will use them in their new piece. One simple design that catches the eye can spark an idea for a new collage.
Since the methods used to create fiber art take a large amount of concentration and focus, many people have found this art form to be a great stress reducer. It can take many hours to create a small section of a collage, and when you’re focusing on getting it just right, you can let all your other worries for the day just slip away.
Not only are you using your hands to create a beautiful work of art, but this method also allows you to unplug from your phone, television, and other electronics for a bit, which has also been shown to reduce stress.
Artists inspiring artists on social media
There’s no doubt that social media has played an important part in the recent growth of fiber art. Whether it be artists posting their finished products on Instagram, making how-to videos on YouTube, or showing their work on any other platform, artists have the ability to share their work with a much wider audience.
This not only increases interest from art collectors, but it can inspire other artists to try out this unique art form.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, or you would like to purchase fiber art to add to your collection, Tobi Collage has something for everyone interested in fiber art. Headed by fiber and quilt artist, Tobi Hoffman, you’ll discover a unique selection of original collages, knitted items and more for sale on our website.
If you have any questions about the pieces you see when exploring the site, don’t hesitate to call Tobi at 508-395-2370 today!