December Spotlight: Tobi Hoffman, Fiber Artist

Tobi Hoffman w award-winning "doll" collage

Tobi Hoffman, Ashland-based Fiber Artist, with award winning wall hanging

Tobi Hoffman lives in my hometown of Ashland, MA. She’s been a creator of fiber and fabric art since she was old enough to hold needles.

A richly colored, multi-fibered snippet of one of Tobi's earlier pieces.

Tobi’s created collages that range from quirky and 3-dimensional to rich and sophisticated.  Many of you have also seen her hand-knit hats and gloves, and her stuffed fabric animals too.

Her medium is fiber, every situation is unique and, as Tobi says, “I let the fabric speak to me.” This is evident in the way her pieces come together, with fabric representing the elements in her designs. Whether wearable or hang-able, it’s all about the fabric.

One area where Tobi’s work distinguishes itself is through the use of heirloom and other materials that capture memories – either through design or actual incorporation of favorite images, fabrics or even pieces of clothing.

Tobi’s work is distinctively original is the way she creates wall hangings that either use existing fabric (think matching slipcovers, drapes, other window treatments).  For those who design, decorate or visually architect living and work spaces, Tobi can create custom pieces that perfectly match someone’s vision of a space.

Tobi’s works can be seen at Premier Image Gallery in Ashland, MA, at the Framingham Artists Guild show at the Framingham Public Library (December 2010), at various shows, or by appointment. Please visit her online at http://www.tobicollage.com or on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/neatknithats. You can also email Tobi for further information. Custom projects welcome.

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About Melinda Moses

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