Textile Art/Mixed Media
Wilde Thistle Gallery Shop
714 S. Baker
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Directions: Business 62 to E. 7th Street, Mountain Home Square. Turn south (right) on S. Baker Street, the first street past Nature’s Way Health Food Store. Wilde Thistle Gallery and Studio Workroom is in the middle of the block on the right-hand side of the street.
Janice Paine-Dawes cites nature, organic natural forms, and the colors of the Ozarks as the basis for her fiber art. “I am intrigued by nature and organic shapes,” she says. Paine-Dawes uses ecologically sound dyes from leaves, seeds, roots, and flowers to hand dye silk, linen, wool, and cotton. She then uses that cloth and threads in stitched art, wearables, and home décor items. Each piece of fabric, skein of threads, or yarn is one- of- a- kind. Her husband, Ron Dawes, is her studio assistant.
Paine-Dawes began working in fiber in the 1990’s. She was named one of Early American Homes magazine’s top 200 Craftsmen in 1996 and named an Illinois Designated Artisan. She is a juried artist of Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of Women in the Arts – Arkansas directory.
Her contemporary fiber art is in many private and public collections. She has been featured in numerous publications including on the cover of Studio Art Quilts magazine, The Art Quilt Collection, Designs from around the World, 1000 Quilt Inspirations and American Craft Council online magazine. In 2015, her fabric design was carried by Andover Fabrics.
Paine-Dawes’s yarns, threads, and fiber art may be purchased from her studio, Wilde Thistle Gallery, at 714 S. Baker in Mountain Home, AR.