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Barbara Bloom giving a talk at Brunswick Artworks

Barbara Bloom giving a talk at Brunswick Artworks

 

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A life long resident of Northeastern Ohio, I have always had a passion for Art. I am a wife to a fabulous man who makes the best soap on earth, and we share our home with three loving dogs. Together my husband and I started a business that sells the labors of our hands.

I discovered silk dying and painting when i was invited to take a class a dozen years ago, and there was instant passion for the art. I am self taught in the art of Japanese bound resist dying, known as Shibori. My work has been juried into the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Textile Art Alliance fall boutique in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition the silk has been juried into wonderful art shows in town, and has been a part of several gallery showing, including the “Moody Blue” show at the Valley Arts Center in Chagrin Falls Ohio this past winter.

In addition I like to work with copper wire, crocheting the wire into pieces of jewelry, which are then bead embroidered with a dense pattern of beads. This work has also been juried into the textile art alliance shows. My online shop has a little bit of all of our work… Shibori Silk Scarves and Shawls, Wire Crochet Bracelets and Brooches, and my husband’s fabulous handcrafted vegan soaps.

 

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I believe that art is a gift to beautify and encourage the human spirit, inspire hope, strengthen the soul and bring beauty. It is my plan to use my artistic gift to advance the ability of everyone to be surrounded by beauty and be encouraged by the work of my hands.

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