The TAUNY Folkstore’s newest “Spotlight” Gallery Artist is Virginia Burnett.
Virginia has always been “irresistibly drawn to textiles and to things that sparkle.” As a young girl, she developed an appreciation of handcrafts from watching both of her grandmothers create a variety of beautiful textile art. She took weaving as an independent study in her senior year in college, but ultimately became fascinated with beadwork. Beadwork led to silk dying, and then to Shibori, quilting, embroidery, felting, crocheting and yarn dying.
The TAUNY Folkstore’s extensive collection of Virginia’s work represents the depth and breadth of her textile art and bead jewelry. Her “Garden Companion” necklace won first place in Interweave’s Bead Embroidery category for 2023.
***All work in the Exhibit is for immediate sale***
Please join us on opening day, Saturday February 3rd, from 1-3pm, for an opportunity to meet Virginia and discuss her work with her.