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CARLY GOSS

CARLY GOSS

Artist Work

Temple Quaker Ladies Cuff
December 2008
bamboo, tencel, silk
3 x 6 in
Geometric Twill Gayla Scarflette
December 2008
bamboo, tencel, silk, button
8.75 x 23 in
Maltese Cross Scarflette
January 2009
Cotton, silk
9.75 x 25.75 in
Shaded Twill Pocket Scarf
January 2009
cotton
86 x 6.75 in
Aunt Jeans Buttonbox Cuff
August 2008
Tencel, vintage button
9 x 3.5 inches

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Carly Goss is a handweaver. Weaving in a traditional style, using primarily historic Appalachian coverlet patterns, she intends to maintain the integrity of these old patterns while finding their relevance in today's fashionable world. The act of weaving itself is a reminder to be slow, careful, and thoughtful. This intent should translate to the cloth and to the wearer.

Artist Bio

Carly Goss grew up in Western Massachusetts but has called Baltimore home since 2000. She is a graduate of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School, where her love for music and alternative education were born. She earned her BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004. Carly passionate about traditional music, particularly Sacred Harp singing. The acts of singing and weaving inform each other and, to her, are as indispensable part of not only her creative process, but also her life. Carly is a Sacred Harp singer, a weaver, a member of the Charm City Craft Mafia, and owner of Carlybird Weaves, an independent, one-woman weaving business.