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Ann Bausman

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Ann Bausman

Ann Bausman

Fabric and paper

Location @ AOS:

Arlington Community Center (20 Academy Street)

I've always loved the play of color and pattern. For years I worked in paper but more recently rediscovered a love of textiles. A friend gave me some upholstery samples and there was no going back. I became obsessed with using "found fabrics", taking inspiration from the layering of colors and patterns. Look closely at one of my collages and you might see snippets from an old dishcloth, a loved Boden skirt, the now-too-tight Old Navy sundress and more. I've also come full circle as I discovered the whimsy of stitching on paper and especially black and white photos of dour-looking relations.

I love teaching almost as much as creating my work. I especially love inspiring those who claim to know little about embroidery and stitching. We all have scraps of paper, photos and fabric that we cherish and I try to help others find a way to honor the beauty of these pieces. My workshops and classes have been offered through Arlington Community Ed, Arlington Center for the Arts, the Scandinavian Living Center, Lexington Historical Society, Rockport Arts Association, and more. Feel free to contact me for information!

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