Tag Archives: clothing

Featured Artist – Paulette Baker

9 Aug

Paulette Baker – Always a work in progress, my passion is a search for purity. Simple clean lines will accentuate color and pattern. Natural fibers such as chiffon, georgette and charmeuse silks along with blends of bamboo and various weights of linen and wool provide the back-drop for my hand felted, dyed and painted designs. The overall effect may be different but only slightly…just enough to be unusually pleasing. My color pallet can be worn by most but with special attention to the woman who has lived enough to know her style. As a person once trained in the precision of science, I have retired into the freedom of many wonderful colors and textures where non-conformity is embraced.

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Featured Artist – Paulette Baker

21 Jul

Paulette Baker – Always a work in progress, my passion is a search for purity. Simple clean lines will accentuate color and pattern. Natural fibers such as chiffon, georgette and charmeuse silks along with blends of bamboo and various weights of linen and wool provide the back-drop for my hand felted, dyed and painted designs. The overall effect may be different but only slightly…just enough to be unusually pleasing. My color pallet can be worn by most but with special attention to the woman who has lived enough to know her style. As a person once trained in the precision of science, I have retired into the freedom of many wonderful colors and textures where non-conformity is embraced.

Featured Artist – Benita Cullinan

14 Aug

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Benita Cullinan – I learned to sew watching my mother do alterations on women’s clothing while I did my homework at the kitchen table.
One summer day while my sister was watching me, I made a sleeveless blouse out of my mother’s tablecloth and sewed the ball fringe from the curtains on the bottom. I was 7. Oblivious to the dangers of using my mother’s sewing machine and cutting up her possessions, it was amazing to me she allowed me to continue using it and all the attachments. I had the best doll clothes. This is when Benitaworks truly started.

It seemed fabric always attracted me. The textures, the colors, the patterns and all the possibilities. No piece was too small, too weird or unusable. It needed to be rescued, saved, given another purpose, or too good to throw away.

Humor has also been an important part of my pieces. Things needed to be fun, light hearted, have a human characteristic or an ironic twist on an idea. Since most of my work involves an incredible amount of time to produce requiring long periods of time alone in my studio.

This is where my animals find me. They come because my worktable is a lovely flat branch, the fabric soft to dig their claws in and they can destroy so much in so little time. I use them for subjects in my work as so many people respond favorably to them.

It’s Time to be a Trendsetter

10 May

They’re finally here! You’ve been asking for T-shirts for many years, and we finally cleaned out our ears and listened!  “Let Art Grow” – Berea Arts Fest T-shirts have now been made and are available at our events.  Be the first to get your T-shirt at our Front and Center Art Walk on Saturday, May 18th.  We have many sizes available for the whole family.

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Last Chance Leather/Kate Disch – Featured Artist

30 Aug

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LAST CHANCE LEATHER is the home for fine, hand-crafted handbags. backpacks and accessories. For more than 30 years, Kate has been creating practical, beautiful designs which are uniquely her own.

If you’d like to know more about her work, stop by the artist’s page and learn more about how your new bag will be made.

For an explanation of some of the terms and options you’ll find on the site, check out the definitions and colors page. LIFETIME GUARANTEE Kate offers a 100% guarantee: If you are ever unhappy with your bag for any reason, return it for a full refund or exchange. If you ever damage your bag, please call to see about returning it. Depending on the extent of damage she may be able to repair or restore it to close to it’s original condition.

ABOUT THE HANDBAGS All hardware is solid brass*, either Amish made or imported, often from Italy. Stitching is nylon for longest wear. Each bag is crafted individually by Kate, and all designs are her own creations.

*(now offering chrome by special request) THE LEATHER Kate uses only the finest quality top grain cowhide. Leather is a natural substance, and the scars and wrinkles on each bag are a part of the history of the hide from which it came. She never covers the markings with artificial finishes or paints which will only peel and crack with time. Rather, the leather will darken with age and develop a rich patina.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kate has been crafting leather bags by hand since 1971. She started crafting leather belts on the Ohio State University campus and later had a small leather goods store in Columbus. She now resides on a farm just outside of Newark and sells her wares at craft shows in Ohio and neighboring states.

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Benita Cullinan – Featured Artist

6 Aug

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Benita Cullinan says: I learned to sew watching my mother do alterations on women’s clothing while I did my homework at the kitchen table.

One summer day while my sister was watching me, I made a sleeveless blouse out of my mother’s tablecloth and sewed the ball fringe from the curtains on the bottom. I was 7. Oblivious to the dangers of using my mother’s sewing machine and cutting up her possessions, it was amazing to me she allowed me to continue using it and all the attachments. I had the best doll clothes. This is when Benitaworks truly started.

It seemed fabric always attracted me. The textures, the colors, the patterns and all the possibilities. No piece was too small, too weird or unusable. It needed to be rescued, saved, given another purpose, or too good to throw away.

Humor has also been an important part of my pieces. Things needed to be fun, light hearted, have a human characteristic or an ironic twist on an idea. Since most of my work involves an incredible amount of time to produce requiring long periods of time alone in my studio.

This is where my animals find me. They come because my worktable is a lovely flat branch, the fabric soft to dig their claws in and they can destroy so much in so little time. I use them for subjects in my work as so many people respond favorably to them.