Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sad News

Mary Kelly, artist, scholar, and teacher, most recently of Hilton Head SC, has died. See her lovely obituary here.

Mary did a wonderful program for Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild in June of 2014 on the topic she is probably most well known for -- Goddess Cloth. This was her academic area of study and she shared with us her recognition of common goddess design themes (related to feminine power, fertility, and protection) in "folk textiles" from widely dispersed geographic areas, eras of time, and cultural heritages.

See more about Mary's fascinating work here.

Mary Kelly was a fiber artist in her own right, as well as an academic. She wove, and spun, and dyed, and taught all of the above. She was an active and valued member of the nearby Fiber Guild of the Savannahs . Our shared fiber arts communities have lost a treasure. 

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