Dana Barnes

Textile designer and artist Dana Barnes sure knows how to tie a knot. Her latest work, UNSPUN: Tangled and Fused experiments with unspun natural fibers and innovative felting processes. Barnes explores different ways of forming objects using various techniques: knotting, netting, twisting and looping of fibers to create large scale textile art pieces for interior spaces. Inspired by nature, her work references thick crop fields, grazed hills and meadows, gnarled and knobby aged oak trees, and entwined and interlocked Spanish moss. Pictured above is RIGGERS KNOT Twisted Rope Object.

IN KNOTS Fiber Wall

GRAZED Amorphous Braided Rug and KNOLL Braided Pouf

TANGLED Ceiling Installation

LANYARD Twisted Rope Bolster Object

TUBE Sculptural Object

HAYBALE Sculptural Object

TIRE Sculptural Object

BEAUFORD Needlepoint Vessel

SHORN Knotted Floor Cozy

LOOPED Square Motif

Her work will be on display at Ralph Pucci in New York through the end of the year.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.