August 7, 2010

Art to Wear by Kay Chapman

Author: Cathy Lynn

Kay Chapman is a fabric artist/clothing designer who shows her work in galleries and boutiques nationwide. She works primarily on natural fabrics: silk, linen, cotton and wool. And she works with bamboo fabrics as well. Pattern and color are applied to the fabric using direct dye techniques. Fabric is usually stretched over bars and painted with either fiber reactive or acid dyes using foam brushes. Dyes are then set by steaming. The fabric is then washed and rinsed and ready to be made into the garment. Kay creates styles which flatter a woman’s body and are easy to wear.

Kay Chapman is a favorite at Gallery Five.

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