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Eileen DoughtySole Proprietor Doughty Designs
Vienna Virginia 22181 United Stateshome
Eileen Doughty founded Doughty Designs in 1991 and has been creating commissioned work in the textile medium ever since. She has taught, lectured and published articles on various aspects of art quilts. Her work is in private, public and corporate collections, including the John Wilson Building (City Hall) in Washington, DC, and Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia, and has been exhibited on five continents. She is past president of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. Her work is shown at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia. She is a volunteer docent for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery.
I love the concept of “place” and so my preferred subject matter is the landscape. My training as a cartographer has been useful in designing my fiber art, since both require understanding how people view and interpret colors, pattern and symbols.
Currently my work focuses on exploring what makes fiber art so unique: texture, freedom of shape of the “canvas”, and employing three rather than two dimensions.
Fiber art appeals to me because my hands are always touching my materials. My favorite medium is “thread sculpture”, which I create with free-machine stitching (being very careful not to stitch a finger!). Think of it as drawing a picture with the pencil held still and moving the paper. I have a vast collection of threads, which are my “paintbox”.