I was interviewed by the Mountaineer, and finally got around to reading the article. Here it is:
(excerpt) By Stina Sieg | Oct 06, 2011
"The joy of taking things in an unexpected direction isn’t new to Christina Serra, another of this year’s new vendors. The young mom from Asheville is a fiber artist — but not in a way most people have ever seen. Instead of knitting or weaving, she creates needle-felted wall hangings. Her pieces, which often feature animals in nature settings, almost look as if they’re made out of watercolors, not roving.
“Not very many people do this. It’s a very rare thing,” she said. “This is very different. It’s making fine art out of wool.”
Though she’s dealing with a medium that has been around for millennia, she’s happy to be carving out her own niche with it. That she gets a chance to share her art at a festival she’s been attending since she was youngster is a nice bonus. Though she’s been doing the rounds in the Asheville festival scene, she knows that Church Street is a completely different animal. For her and other vendors, coming to a show with so much history and prestige isn’t just a business opportunity. It’s a treat.
“It’s kind of a fun little adventure,” she said."
(I linked the full article above on Mountaineer.)