Ever wondered if you could make art from a pair of old socks or a tangle of yarn? From medieval tapestries to soft sculpture, fiber arts have weaved their way through art history, gaining a foothold in the visual arts in the mid-20th century. Fiber as an art media has limitless potential. In the case of Robert Irwin’s Chinati installation, untitled (dawn to dusk), fabric scrim is used as an element to capture, reflect, and distribute light. Follow along with these projects to unveil what you can do with fiber!
What is fiber art?