As a fiber artist for more than 30 years, Marilyn Harrington creates scarves and shawls whose designs are intriguing from a distance as well as close up. She is always looking for new combinations of materials, colors, methods and practices that will further her pursuit of fabulous fiber art.
Her weaving is carefully planned from the first thread to the last, but her designs are free flowing and colorful. Her dyeing, however, is far more spontaneous, often exploiting the natural tendency of water to flow downhill. By creating wrinkles in the fabric, she allows nature to take over the arrangement and mixing of colors creating fabric with depth and beauty.
Marilyn teaches weaving at the Art League in Alexandria every Tuesday. She is a member of Studio Fiber Arts, the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, the Waterford Weavers, and Complex Weavers. Her work may be found in the Workhouse Art Center, Studio 605 and at Arts in the Village in Leesburg, VA.