Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Kim Sherrod has been a fiber artist since she began weaving baskets in 1980. She grew up in Black Mountain, NC and has lived in Sarasota for 30 years. She is a founding member of tthe Venice Basket Weaving Guild as well as past President of the Sarasota Surface Design Guild.
She started a Blog 8 years ago, called Calamity Kim and has since been published many times in Apronology, Cloth Paper Scissors and Belle Armoire Magazines.  You've seen here work at festivals and shops from Sarasota to Clearwater and we're excited to have her in Holizaar 7 this year!
Calamity Kim is a bit messy and spills glitter as hunts fairies and gnomes, seeking inspiration for her hand made  fairy tale creatures. She uses hand spun art yarn, or her hand dyed fabrics to create unique one of a kind art dolls. She also makes books, ornaments and unique play clothes, top hats and aprons when she isn't walking the beaches in Sarasota.

Shown above is an Eco Printed Handmade book- all the pages are eco printed and dyed by hand using Florida Roses, grapevine, oak and pine leaves. Below are a few of the new for 2014 holiday season Gnome Skull Ornaments.

Come meet Kim at the Holizaar and keep up with her latest creations on her blog at http://calamitykim.typepad.com/ 

Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. 

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