Provided by the Gallery at the VAULT

“Harmony in Scarlet” by Julie Crabtree

Want to brighten your winter doldrums?

Gallery at the VAULT is delighted to present “Crossing Boundaries in Thread and Paint” an amazing, bright, colorful fiber art show by Julie Crabtree on view until April 26. Meet Julie and ask questions at a reception on Saturday, April 1 from 1:00 to 2:30.

Julie was born in Nottinghamshire, England. She attended Art College with qualifications in fashion, art and the fiber arts. She taught these before a move to Canada and the United States eventually settling in Vermont. Julie brings this all together as a practicing textile artist, teacher, and painter.

Landscapes are a primary focus using traditional and experimental techniques. These can include layer upon layer of stitching sometimes on a painted background, felting, distressing fabrics for textural elements, use of hand spun and dyed yarns or fabric with mixed mediums, all to create the interpretations of the environment whether it be a

literal piece or abstract study. “There is so much more to explore, that as an artist we are given this gift to see and create during our time on earth.”

Julie will be giving a “Spring Hand Stitched Mandala” workshop on April 15 and a machine embroidery workshop on April 28 and 29 at the VAULT. Be sure and ask about them.

For more information please call Gallery at the VAULT, 68 Main Street, Springfield. We are open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 to 5 and Fridays from 11 to 7. Contact: 802-885-7111, or visit our web page:

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Allow up to 24 hours for comment approval.