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Dorn, Sondra L.
April 2000
Surface Design Journal;Spring2000, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p38
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the techniques being used by designer Sondra L. Dorn from Penland, North Carolina in making textile designs. It mentions that Dorn focuses on complex arrangements of color, pattern, shape and textures, and draws inspiration from the observation of colors and textures and spatial relationships in the landscape, and from human relationships, interactions and rhythms. It states that Dorn creates works from hand-dyed fabrics including linen, cotton and silk. It describes how Dorn, after dyeing the fabric, prints with a silk-screen, paints and draws on the pieces with bleaches and dyes. It also describes how Dorn then constructs the piece using a combination of hand sewing, embroidery and free-motion machine embroidery.


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