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Rachel Williamson
Fibers

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Rachel has a BS in Art from Oregon State University where she studied painting, drawing, printmaking and graphic design. She makes garments and scarves from smooth silks that feel good when they are worn.

Rachel currently works as a wearable artist transferring the techniques she used on paper and canvas to silk and other fabrics to create one of a kind garments and accessories. Some of the techniques she uses are: Shibori, batik, marbling, silk painting, silk screen, pieced and other surface design techniques mostly on natural fabrics predominately silk.

Nature inspires her work from the repetition of patterns to the hues that color our world.

She has taken workshops from: Doshi, Diane Ricks, Sherrill Khan, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Doris Dietiker and John Marshall.

Rachel is a member of WAC (Wearable Art Connection), Surface Design Association, Fibereye and TAS.

To purchase call: 310-991-7144 or e-mail gabrielle.artistsstudio.pvac@gmail.com



Title: Mola Hat

The hat is made of red, black and yellow felted wool sweaters that have been cut up. It's accented with a cat shaped Mola. Molas are handmade using a reverse applique technique. A talented artist in South America sewed this Mola. The hat is lined with black fleece.

Size: Medium

Price: $65
Mola Hat
Scarf Purple and Blue Title: Blue and Purple Scarf

This light as a feather silk Habotai scarf is painted with blue, blue-green and purple dye.

Size: 14" x 72"

Price: $80
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