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Archive for July 10th, 2005

Susan D. Luks Designs… My Friend, Fiberartist

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

I am delighted. I got an email from my friend Susan Luks today.

I have known Susan since we were in elementary school. She and her sister, Bethany, were big influences on me in Middle School… they were expert sewers even then.

I made several Easter dresses with the Luks sisters as my inspiration, at that age. I remember staying up all night one year to finish a dress. It had two overlapping short sleeves (like a tulip). The fabric was chambray (pale blue workshirt broadcloth) which was machine embroidered with flowers in pastels. My taste has changed, but my inclination to create has not.

I have mentioned her work here before but it was about a year and a half ago. Susan has a new website to show her amazing, beautiful, wearable artpieces. She makes something like collage from fabric, and makes it into capes, coats, totebags, you name it. She even has some really great jeans jackets with back panels that are her fabric collage. The new photos really show off her work well. I know she is pleased.

Of course, this is merely my way of describing her work. Maybe you should go check it out for yourself? The colors and textures are rich and wonderful. I’ve seen her work in person, and it’s even better with true light showing all the textures.

Do go check it out.