Member Art Series at CAS ... Barbara Barron
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I have always loved handcrafts. Since childhood I have embraced hand embroidery. In later years I became a certified teacher of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. After retiring from my fiber gallery after 24 years, I began quilting.
My first projects were simple and friends and family enjoyed my efforts. After a while I began using machine embroidery, including thread painting and painting on fabrics. I have entered the world of contemporary artistic quilt making. It has been a great blessing for me to have been given the opportunity to create artwork for sanctuaries. For me it is an “hiddor mitzvah”. I love the colors and textures of fabrics and am a great collector of hand dyed batiks. Currently I have been accepted as a a volunteer at Shakespeare & Co’s famed Costume Department and am learning tailoring. This is a very exciting new adventure for me.
Barbara Barron is a fiber artist who specializes in Judaica and works with quilted machine applique, using photo transfer techniques, hand dyed batiks, Dupioni silks and metallic threads. She lives in Lenox, Mass. and Delray Beach, Fla., and received her BA from Hunter College, her MA from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and studied fibre and ecclesiastical embroidery at Oxford University and the Royal School of Needlework in London, England. She operated Barron Designs, a fiber art gallery in Deer Park, N.Y., for twenty-four years, creating commissioned wall hangings for commercial and residential interiors.
Working in the tradition of her faith, she has created over fifty Judaic curtains, torah covers and wall hangings. Her torah cover won the prestigious Avis Lee & Abraham Neiman Judaica Prize Competition by the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach and was purchased for its permanent collection. In addition, Barron has had numerous one-person and group exhibits though out the United States and Japan, including Pindar Gallery in Soho, N.Y.