Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA)

Artwork by Jeana Eve Klein

 

Jeana Eve Klein earned a Bachelor of Art and Design degree from the School of Design at North Carolina State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. She currently works in Boone, where she serves as associate professor of fibers in the Art Department at Appalachian State University. The majority of Klein’s studio practice is devoted to mixed media quilts. The work straddles the line between textiles and painting, realism and abstraction, fact and fiction. Her technique is often obsessive, with layer-upon-layer of tedious hand processes.

One Thousand French Knots (l) and One Thousand French Knots (by the Assistant) (r).
1000 French knots hand-stitched on cotton; and 1000 French knots hand-stitched 
by Kiley Pearson on cotton, 5.5” x 5.5” each panel
Twelve Hundred French Knots (l) and Twelve Hundred French Knots (by the Assistant) (r).
1200 French knots hand-stitched on cotton; and 1200 French knots hand-stitched 
by Kiley Pearson on cotton, 5.5” x 5.5” each panel Any Day in June, 63” x 69”, 2012
Digital printing, acrylic paint and dye on recycled fabric; machine-pieced and hand-quilted Klein_2_AnyDayJune_detail Christmas Eve, 59” x 46 ½”, 2012
Digital printing, acrylic paint and dye on recycled fabric; machine-pieced and hand-quilted Morning Routine, 54” x 61”, 2012
Digital printing, acrylic paint and dye on recycled fabric; machine-pieced and hand-quilted Untapped Potential, 36” x 24”, 2013
Digital printing, acrylic paint and dye on recycled fabric; machine-pieced and hand-quilted Happy Birthday, 59” x 73”, 
Digital printing, acrylic paint and dye on recycled fabric; machine-pieced and hand-quilted Mantra series, installation view
Hand-stitching by Jennifer Calogero, Emily Dixon, Jule Rachlin, Leatrice Ferguson & Janet Rymsha, Candace Edgerley, Elissa R. Graff, Krista Duran Betz, Jennifer Livingston, Rachel Crawford Goolsby, Emily Miah Stewart, Heather Owens, Susan Iverson, Cassandra Liuzzo, LM Wood, Shana Rossi Talley
8” x 18” each panel
Detail of panel from Mantra series, 2007-ongoing
Hand-stitching by Cassandra Liuzzo, on cotton, 18” x 8” Thirty-Five Hundred French Knots, 2010
3500 French knots hand-stitched on cotton, 14” diameter Ten Thousand French Knots, 2010
10,000 French knots hand-stitched on cotton, 16” x 18” lightbox gallery cms by VisualLightBox.com v5.9m