Lauren Rosenblum : Fiber Artist Exhibit

Stowe Craft Design Center is proud to announce a new addition to our gallery!  Lauren Rosenblum, a fiber artist from Long Island, NY, is showing her luminescent pieces in our gallery.  From September 18 until December, come discover new views on nature art created from natural materials.

About Lauren Rosenblum

Residing on Long Island, New York, Lauren is currently teaching at Long Island Academy of Fine Art and running her business  ~ Lauren Rosenblum Decorative Designs.  She has also studied with other notable artists at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Arts Student League, Stevenson Academy of Art and Long Island Academy of Art.

She began her career as a textile designer creating designs, repeats, and color development for the home furnishings market for clients including Revman (Laura Ashley line), Dan River, Raymond Waites, Royalton (Joseph Abboud line), Burlington, West Point Stevens, Bob Timberlake and Springs Industries.

Blue Hydrangea

What is Fiber Art?

Fiber art is artwork created from natural or synthetic fibers such as fabric or yarn.  Fiber art focuses on the materials used and the manual labor on the part of the artist to create art out of “non-traditional” materials.

…my early love of quilting began with traditional designs.  I quickly began dying my own fabric with fiber reactive dyes, silk screen, and shibori techniques.”

Shibori is a style of fabric dying dating back to ancient Japanese culture.  Lauren derived her style from the traditional study; her process is uniquely her own.

I dye the cotton fabric to a dark color, then with a paintbrush, I remove each value with a de-colorant paste.  When I have the values correct, I mix fiber reactive dyes with a chemical paste and then on as a glaze.  The final process is sandwiching the three layers: the painting fabric, the batting, and the backing; together using silk yarns (which I also dye), and beading.  The yarns are hand stitched through all three layers… the use of silk yarns hand threaded into the pieces give the trees and flora an organic feel.”

Between each process of dying, de-coloring, hand painting, the piece must be dried and ironed.

Lauren’s exhibit will begin September 18 and continue through the winter.