Lucy Della Rosa
Lisa Erskine uses angora, alpaca, mohair and wool for hand-spun shawls, blankets, scarves and rugs. Her color palette ranges from black and white and gray to blue, brown and soft sage.
Ardith Gray has worked as a designer since Art School days and is a graduate of The Burnley School of Art in Seattle, San Jose State, BFA and San Diego State, MFA. Her undergraduate studies were in glass and textiles. She has taught Beginning Sewing, Theatre 101, Costume Design, Millinery, Fashion Illustration and Textiles. At TheatreWorks in Palo Alto she was Costume Director/Designer until she retired in 2002. She was assistant to the designers at the Royal National Theatre in London and has worked in the movie and theater industry. Her costume design work has been seen in over 25 theatre productions and most recently she designed “Robinhood, Men in Tights” at CSU, Sacramento.
I use fabric and thread as my medium instead of paper and paint and a sewing machine instead of a brush.
The texture, color and prints of fabrics fascinate me and often give me inspiration for a new design. I very seldom draw out a quilt plan, but let the fabrics and textures determine my next step. While I work towards an idea I try to avoid any definite image of the completed piece, because the complex nature of fabric often reveals surprises that dictate unexpected changes of direction.
Most of my designs are organic. They are influenced by my love of nature and all its wonders. I like to work with color and movement in my pieces. The bright colors I use express my positive outlook on life.
Robin weaves on 2 to 16 shafts, producing a variety of handwoven items. She most enjoys weaving blankets from her farm-produced wool, but she also loves the vibrant colors in her rayon chenille scarves and cotton baby blankets. She sells her handwoven pieces at The Artery in Davis, California, at shows, and on her website. She also weaves custom blankets for people who own fiber animals but do not work with the fiber themselves. Two of her handwoven items have been on the cover of Handwoven magazine and her pieces have been in several of the issues during the last few years.
web site: www.meridianjacobs.com
Sharon McCallm began her career as a fiber artist after graduating from UC Davis with a B.S. in Environmental Textile Design and completing a year apprenticeship with a tapestry designer.
Much of her inspiration and passion comes from an early exposure to tapestry and extensive travels around the world, especially Guatemala.
Her evolving collection includes hand-woven scarves, knitted gloves and hats and is shown at The Artery in Davis, CA, Davis Farmer’s Market, and California craft shows.
web site: http://www.wovenwearsbysharon.com
Connie is a UC Davis graduate with a B.S. in Textile Science, and has been quilting since 1985. Following her passion for color and fabric, Connie has been fabricating art bowls, leafs, and flowers for the Artery, for more than 4 years. Connie creates her art in her home studio business, Fabric Art by Connie.
Connie's Blog: http://www.fabricartbyconnie.blogspot.com/
Sara Helen is full of energy. Her talent for capturing this energy and placing it in her one of a kind fabric creations is remarkable. Just picking the right button for a blouse can change the feel of her wearable artwork. Each piece has a signature style and design to it. Vintage cloth is respected and skillfully guided into a new life that could be a purse, hat, vest, shirt, blouse or dress. Every creation has a meaningful heart placed on the garment, a loving tribute to Sara Helen’s mother, the woman who taught her to sew. Sara Helen welcomes custom orders with either your fabric or one of her selections out of her enormous collection. Look no further for a wonderful selection of hand made stuffed animals- the perfect gift for the young and young at heart!