New River Community and Technical College
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Artisan and West Virginia resident Lori Midkiff discovered the beauty, versatility, and durability of hemp as an art medium in 1995. Since this discovery, Lori has used hemp accompanied by wood, stone, bone, and natural materials to create macramé jewelry, woven and crocheted handbags and small accessories. Lori credits her inspiration from her environment and objects encountered in her travels. She chooses colors based on these experiences and selects accent pieces or beads to coordinate with her colors. What started as a humble past time has evolved into a passion for creating new and innovative pieces of wearable art using one of the world’s oldest materials: hemp.