"where fabric and imagination become art"
You will currently find our work
at these fine locations :
The Morning Glory Gallery
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water St. Downtown Milwaukee, WI
414 - 765 - 7227
Hours : Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12 - 6pm
and Open during ALL performances in Uihlein Hall
Moondeer & Friends Gallery
10354 Main Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
715 - 385 - 2082
Summer Hours : (Memorial Day thru Mid - October)
Mon - Thur 10am - 5pm
Fri & Sat 10am - 6pm
120 Silver Street
Hurley, WI 54534
906 - 364 - 0430
Hours : M - F 11am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
5219N US Hwy. 51
(cross streets: between Lakeview Ave.
and N. Vaughn St.)
Mercer, WI 54547
715 - 476 - 0073
Hours : Please call Whimsies
for open hours
A warm and caring place that caters to the unique needs of
women undergoing cancer treatment.
7219 Kingery Highway (Hwy. 83)
Willowbrook, IL 60527
630 - 570 - 5004
Open M - F 8am - 8pm
and by appointment
Everything we create is a hand-made piece of wearable art. No two pieces are ever the same!
We'll let you know when we'll be at any upcoming art shows and we hope you'll be able to stop by, and we also encourage you to visit the specialty boutiques where you'll find our unusual, sure to be noticed, pieces of art.
Here are some EXAMPLES of our original, one-of-a-kind, fiber art pins :
Panno Bella means " beautiful cloth " in Italian. With that as a starting point, Panno Bella Fiber Arts began....
Darlene Habanek and Susan Reading have been friends for over 30 years. Darlene had always been a traditional quilter, while Susan liked to work with many different art mediums. When they decided to collaborate, Panno Bella Fiber Arts came to be.
Darlene taught Susan that you can paint with needle and thread, and Susan taught Darlene that coloring outside the lines isn't necessarily a bad thing. They both share a fascination with fabric : colors, textures and patterns fuel each of their imaginations, not to mention their always expanding fabric and fiber collections.
All these interests have led to the creation of original pieces of wearable art. Every pin, pendant, purse, jacket and postcard they make is unique in design - truly one-of-a-kind. And with that as their main tenet, they continue to create fiber art that pleases the eye and sparks the imagination.
Spring Waits Beneath : What might be growing right beneath our feet? Hand-painted cotton fabric; metallic seed beads; forest metallic 26g wire; 1/2" long leopard jasper oval in moss and coral; pale green 1.5" solid glass circle; round, green metal frame has a 2" circumference.
Tangled Maze : Hand-painted cotton in bittersweet, apricot and gold; glass and metallic seed and bugle beads; 6mm chalcedony saucer beads; coppery metal frame. Measures 2"X2".
When Stars Collide : Hand-painted deep blue and periwinkle cotton; 26g indigo metallic wire; glass seed beads;two 1/2" white frosted solid glass circles; one 1/2"X1" white frosted solid glass rectangle. Measures 1.5" at widest point.
Thank you for visiting Panno Bella Fiber Arts !
Tiger's Lily Garden : This pin nearly comes to life as you look at it! Made with multi-colored, floral pattern cotton; glass and metallic seed and bugle beads; 6mm red glass beads; 4mm opal and frosted red and gold glass beads; 10mm length jade green glass oval bead; square, convex glass tiger striped cabochon. Pewter color metal frame. Measures 2"X2".