Color Memories

Martin, Lois
October 2002
Surface Design Journal;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p18
Trade Publication
The article profiles Carol LeBaron, a professional textile designer and educator, and details how she creates her textile designs. She graduates Bachelor of Arts at the Smith College, Northampton, Mass, and earns her Master of Fine Arts in Textile from Rhode Island School of Design in Rhode Island. Further, LeBaron receives a grant from the East Tennessee State University Research & Development Committee. When creating her designs, LeBaron alternates between pairs of dyepots, contrasting warm and cool hues. She pulls out the rust stains from her C-clamps, and works and reworks her pieces, refolding, redyeing, overdyeing, steaming, washing, overprinting and screenprinting. Finally, she pins the dyed cloths to the wall and starts to collage them into composition.


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