From Cloth to Printed Paper: The Fiber Artist as Illustrator

Chambers, Karen S.
April 1997
Surface Design Journal;Spring97, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses the works of fabric artists and illustrators Margaret Cusack and Roberta Glidden. Both artists use fabric to create their illustrations. According to the article, Cusack uses stitchery and fabric, including hand appliqué, fabric collage, hand-embroidered lettering, and soft sculpture. Glidden uses French-dyed cràpe de-chine paintings dealing with simple shapes with an emphasis on color and design, which lend themselves well to the children's books that the artist has illustrated.


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