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“Go for It!” Says Fabric Designer Carol van Zandt — Part One


Since Carol was kind enough to provide me with a wealth of information about her background and design experience, and many photos of projects made using her lovely fabrics, I have decided to break this post into two parts. Be sure to check back on Friday for the second half of this post.

Being curious,  I first asked Carol about her background in color and design. Here’s her response.

Before I went into fabric design I was a fine artist. In college I majored in studio art and initially focused on printmaking and ceramic sculpture. That led into a long period of painting on paper using mixed media—watercolor, acrylics, and inks. Then we moved to Japan and I studied Japanese calligraphy and sumi-painting seriously for ten years and incorporated that into my paintings. I’ve had about 15 solo shows over the years and have participated in 30+ group shows. In addition to my fine art I have also painted and sold silk scarves, sewn pillows, and made jewelry.