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Noelle Sharp

Artist/Designer, APORTA in Missoula, MT

Finding Balance With Art and Design

PRESENTED ON APR 05, 2019
IN KALISPELL @ VOL 7

Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.

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The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

BY PAMELA LEONARD
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

By day, Pamela Leonard uses colored pencils and models in her life as an architect, creating buildings and spaces for habitation and wonder. By night, yarn and watercolors become the materials by which rich structures for warmth and joy are created at her hand. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and a practicing Architect, Pamela always looks for the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in her work, day and night. Join her as she intersects architecture and wool.

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From Humble Beginnings: The Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild and INTERSECTIONS Textile Learning Center & Gallery

BY HELEN DEWOLF
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

Kay McWilliams and Helen Dewolf will take you from our beginnings more than 35 years ago to the present.  We will introduce you to a group of textile and fiber enthusiasts and artisans who share a passion for all things fiber.  We will give you a glimpse of the future of where that passion is leading. Take that trip with us and let share our enthusiasm for the hand-crafted works produced by local artisans.

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A Textile Designer's Influences

BY MARK TIMMINS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Mark Timmins examines how St. Ives in Cronwall has influenced his textile design.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Knitting My Journey

BY MAIJA NYGREN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Maija Nygren makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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The Way Home Through Textile Design

BY YETUNDE RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Yetunde Rodriguez is an artist, printmaker and textile designer and multi-potentialite (look it up). She has lived many lifetimes really should write a book about it one day. She lives in Dayton with her very understanding and supportive Husband and 3 fabulous children.

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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Weaving Magic

BY LUCY DAVIDSON
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

From hobbiest to professional crafter, Lucy Davidson shares her creative journey, from learning new weaving skills to dying her own wool and using special frames made by her father. 

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A Weaver's Tale

BY SIOBHAN MARTIN
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 07, 2018

A sustainable textile artist based between Kent and Brighton, Siobhan Martin launched Shiv Textiles in 2017 to explore the concepts of hand-made and local, whilst drawing on the inspiration from the global.