Southern California fiber and mixed media artists Deborah Weir, Susan Willen, and Carol Nilsen, comprise the Bent Needle Collective. Each brings a distinct perspective and range of creative techniques to the whole. Their processes include dyeing, printing, piecing, layering, quilting, appliqueing and MUCH else. Their 2D and 3D work is on the leading edge of the fiber art movement. While their pieces are unique, the exhibitions are visually and thematically unified.
The Bent Needle Collective artists create impactful works that are big, bold, and beautiful. With abstraction and subtlety, they explore current affairs while offering a light of hope for a way forward. BNC artists push their work in new directions while challenging viewers, makers and non-makers alike, to freshly consider fiber art as a medium for examining important issues of our time.