Mila Sherrer developed her unique perspective with textiles through 20 years of experience, study, and travel. She finds inspiration in rhythms, lighting, textures, and color combinations and infuses essences of all of these into her designs. Sherrer creates pieces using hand-felting methods, including a signature technique that she developed after several years of experimentation.
In her hand-felting technique, Sherrer starts with combed premium wool roving and natural silk fiber in pre-textile form, and appllies, by hand, small staples of fiber to create multilayered felt. Then the fibers are merged together by adding an alkaline solution during a slow process of hand felting.
Trained as an architect, Mila Sherrer changed her career to textiles in the 90s. Later, she discovered felting, which gave her a wonderful freedom of making her own fabrics with any texture, colors, and characteristics. Sherrer enjoys experimenting with new techniques and materials in her Georgia studio.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Judges Choice Award, Fiber Celebrated , Durango, CO, Center of Southwest Studies Gallery, Fort Lewis College, 2011
Functional Wearables Award, Fiber Celebrated, Durango, CO, Center of Southwest Studies Gallery, Fort Lewis College, 2011
Award of Excellence 2011 Emerging Artist , American Craft Expo, Evanston, IL, Northwestern University, 2011
American Craft Expo , Evanston, IL, Northwestern University, 2011, 2012
American Craft Council Show , Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center , 2011, 2012