Artisans Festival – Meet the Maker, Cindy Hintz


Meet fiber artist Cindy Hintz of Pine Street Porch.  You might have seen her beautiful art on the cover of the Union’s Prospector this week.  She is one of over 35 artists showing at the 39th annual Artisans Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.   This holiday tradition features Northern California’s finest artisans showing original, hand-crafted art.  Meet the artisans and makers.  Expect to find the extraordinary at this show.  November 29 – December 1, 10am-5pm, $3 daily admission, $5 weekend pass.

Cindy was born and raised in California. Her education is in Interior Design. Cindy worked as a custom sewing fabricator for an upscale boutique as she completed her education. Upon graduation, Cindy began her career as a design coordinator, moving into a full- fledged project manager for over 15 years. She worked overseas in Singapore as the project manager, leading the design effort for a 220,000 sq. ft. headquarters building for a Silicon Valley Company. It was during this stay overseas that Cindy traveled widely and she developed a love for Asian art and fabrics, so evident in many of her fiber art themes. In 2009 Cindy left the corporate world, and opened her business “Pine Street Porch”. She found her passion lies in creating fiber art in the form of exquisite tapestry wall hanging originals. Her studio is in Nevada City, CA.

Cindy, opened Pine Street Porch in 2009. Her art creations take the form of original wall tapestries comprised of both commercial and rare vintage fabric finds. Cindy’s concept will come as a simple thought, often inspired by her exquisite garden and nature scenery in her home town of Nevada City.

As a detailed concept builds over time, Cindy mocks up a full scale sketch, and then begins the elaborate process of layering fabric after fabric embellished with hand or machine appliqué, quilting, embroidery and beading.


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