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Marci Alvis-Slinski

"Jacobean Floral Pattern", Crewel by Marci Alvis-Slinski, Blue & Reserve Grand Champion Ribbon Winner, $1,200

Marci Alvis-Slinksi

Painting with Thread

Crewel Embroidered Fiber Art by Marci Alvis-Slinksi

 

 

Marci Alvis-Slinski specializes in Crewel Embroidery, “ the oldest form of embroidery brought to America.”  She is an award-winning Artist in Crewel and Sheared Punch Needle (Oriental Rug Making). She has exhibited at the Plainfield, Indiana Public Library Art Gallery, The Avon Public Library in “Artscape,” and for many years at “ArtsGo” through the Hendricks County Arts Council in Danville, The Brownsburg Public Library and at Artistic Designs Gallery.  Also, her work was seen in Zionsville, Indiana during “Holiday in Zionsville Village,” and at the Hendricks County Fair. 

 

Crewel, is a free form method of embroidery, incorporating the use of as many as eighty different stitches creating a variety of textures within a work of fiber art. Her choice of color and technical proficiency truly give the illusion that she is “Painting with Thread.” Alvis-Slinksi, is a second generation Fiber & Fabric Artist who resides in Brownsburg, Indiana, and was named Artist in Residence in 2008.  She followed her passion for art to St. Agnes Academy, John Herron Art Institute and Purdue University. The artist further honed her love of Fiber & Fabric Art in New England where she received instruction on Crewel Embroidery by a highly talented Daughter of the American Revolution. To honor this nation's bicentennial in 1976 this lovely lady taught a few dedicated students the ancient Art of Crewel Embroidery, a historical art form, brought to America by her descendants on the Mayflower.

Taking her instruction very seriously, Alvis-Slinski became a recognized and published Fiber & Fabric Artist. As an author of nine books, she helped other artists understand what certified judges were looking for when judging Fiber & Fabric Art in shows and competitions across the country. For more than a decade, Marci coordinated CraftAdventure "the largest Fiber and Fabric Art Showcase on the eastern seaboard" according to The Quilter Magazine. This publication devoted a three-page color spread to "CraftAdventure 2005 at Eastern States Exposition featuring The Quilts from Dublin Ireland." Alvis-Slinksi arranged for these quilts to "cross the pond" for their first exhibit here in the United States.  

Passionate about keeping the Arts alive in Indiana, Alvis-Slinski has been instructing for a number of years at Artistic Designs Gallery.  She looks forward to holding at least three or four long-term session in Crewel each year.  Her students are now award-winners in their own right and some travel more than 250 miles each session to take courses.  Her students are exhibitors at the Indiana and Illinois State Fairs.