Brooks Harris Stevens is an artist and Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University where she has been the Fibers program coordinator in the Art Department since 2007. She received her BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design and a MFA in Fibers from East Carolina University, School of Art and Design. Brooks is continually inspired through the creation of installations and three-dimensional fiber based work with interdisciplinary approaches challenging the fiber medium. Her current research focuses on the mending of cloth, land and architecture inspired by various cultural observations.  She has lectured on textile practices in Europe and the U.S. while exhibiting work in solo, group, and juried exhibitions nationally and internationally.  Currently, Brooks has work included in Fiber National, Textile Art of Today, Materialities, Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge as well as Fiber Arts International 2016. Additionally, she is preparing work for more global mending in the Balkans and India in her Mending Gold series.