For TASA’s Winter 2013 program, textile artist Lucinda Carlstrom invited TASA members to her studio. In her informative and engaging program, Lucinda shared the process and step-by-step procedure by which she creates her award-winning paper, silk, gold and bronze leaf piecework quilt art. She also described one of her works-in-progress, a quilted map commissioned for Rutgers University.
TASA members enjoyed seeing the beautiful vintage kimono fabric, the Japanese keyosi paper—made with fibers that are steamed, beaten and separated by hand—and the thin sheets of real gold leaf Lucinda uses in her art. In addition to the silk from kimonos, Lucinda repurposes silks from thrift store clothing and out-dated silk yardage from special fabric stores.
Crowded into Lucinda’s two-story workspace are her sewing machine, laminating machine, bins and bags of cut fabric sorted by color and framed pieces of art ready to sell. Lucinda will showing and selling her work at the Decatur Arts Festival, May 18-19 and the Virginia Highland Summerfest, June 1-2.
Post supplied by Gail Goodwin; images by Anne Godsey.