Friday, January 22, 2010

Kayla Kennington - Feature Fibre Artist

Kayla has been creating one-of-a-kind garments and showpieces for individual clients, galleries and shows for over 30 years. She won the "Crème de la Crème" Award in the Bernina Fashion Show in 2001 with the "Butterfly Coat," and again in 2002 with the "Fire Blossom Phoenix," and received the Bernina Hall of Fame Award in 2003. Kayla won another international award at the Fashion Fantasia competition in Australia, in 2004. Kayla then created two more Bernina showpieces (but not for judging) in 2003 and 2004, and was then a judge at the 2005 Bernina Fashion Show. Kayla created “Fantasia Fleur du Soleil,” a fanciful Cirque du Soleil-like showpiece for the 2006 Bernina Fashion Show (again, not for competition). A national speaker and educator, Kayla travels widely, holding workshops, retreats, trunk shows, fashion shows, and inspirational slide presentations. She also writes for national sewing magazines; she is a contributing author for Threads, Designs in Machine Embroidery, Belle Armoire, and Fiberarts magazines. Kayla has also has been featured on DIY and Oregon Art Beat, and in various books. Watch for postings on Kayla's classes and stage shows on this blog.