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  1. Asheville Fiber Artist Bonnie Lucas – Inside the Artist’s Studio

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    UPDATE: Bonnie will be here on Saturday, August 18, 2017 for art demo!

    Asheville Fiber Art

    Local fiber artist and award-winning quilter, Bonnie Lucas specializes in creating quilted wall hangings using an ancient Cherokee Indian technique called plant or leaf pounding.

    So how is flower or plant pounding really done?

    Bonnie explains it best…

    ”This is a process of infusing the actual pigment from plants into the fibers of fabric. The basic plant pounding technique is actually a fairly simple one…you take fresh actual flowers, leaves and other natural greenery; even weeds and with a hammer literally pound the plant’s natural dyes and colors into a light-colored fabric backing.” (more…)