Artist Bio

My name is Sherry Dwivedi. I am a fiber artist with a background education in textile history of Southeast Asia and Europe. My calling is to revive centuries ¬≠old lost textile techniques. They are a symbol of our creative understanding from the past. I am intrigued by the beauty, complexity, and simultaneously, the simplicity. I have been fusing European and Asian techniques such as 1800’s French prints (chintz) embroidered with merino fiber wool. These fiber art pieces are considered lifestyle products such as paintings, scarves, table runners, etc. I only use the purest of materials – organic egyptian cotton, fruit and vegetable dyes, bamboo, leather, and sheep wool!

Additionally, I hand-crochet scarf accessories to complement my art. I also teach people who have a passion for this type of art. In addition, I also work with a non-profit organization under a program known as Fashion For Empowerment. I’m a master artisan and I teach underprivileged women skills like crocheting, hand-looming, and beadwork as well, keeping the handmade alive. Working with the UN Women Foundation as part of this organization, I believe in art that provides consumers with a conscious impact. (www.fashionforempowerment.org)

 

Main Subject

Wearable Fiber Art using Bamboo and Mulberry silk

 

Materials and Techniques

I have been fusing European and Asian techniques such as 1800’s French prints (chintz) embroidered with merino fiber wool. These fiber art pieces are considered lifestyle products such as paintings, scarves, table runners, etc. I only use the purest of materials – organic egyptian cotton, fruit and vegetable dyes, bamboo, leather, and sheep wool!

 

http://www.fashionforempowerment.org