As a textile Artist and Designer, I view the world through a colorful lens of pattern and design. In the process of creating my custom wearables, I allow the collage of fabrics, textures, and embellishments to happen organically. It is similar to the seemingly chaotic collection in the summer garden. There is rhythm and synergy, and suddenly...magic.
I’m an artist, mother, fabric designer, knitter, seamstress, visual merchandiser, freelance decorator, fabric junky, color collector and pattern/texture crazy!
Its these eclectic mix of interests and skills that weave together my unique one of kind creations. In 2012 I introduced Luckey ReDo my line of unique one of a kind wearables. Working from a collection of recycled garments I transform the familiar into creative pieces of wearable art, combining traditional craft techniques—knitting, felting, sewing, embroidery and collage. Each one-of-akind garment enjoys unique embelishments: antique buttons & lace,accents of pattern,bursts of color,repurposed fabrics,hand knit tendrilled collars and cuffs. I continue to push the boundaries of my knitting with soft textured holes,colors & function. Check out my video on luckeyredo.com to see more.
As a graduate of the RISD Textile Department, I spent many years in the industry creating fabric. For more than a decade I have embraced my own work, focusing on hand knitting,sewn accessories and garments. I have come to see that each piece has a visual story to tell and a home. Often I am brought a collection of memories in the form of yarns, antique buttons and trims or garments which I then make into a one of a kind wearable, a kind of memorial piece. Its these moments that I realize I am a part of an on going story, a steping stone along the way.
My goal as an artist is to continue to stretch myself and my technical skills, pushing the limits and keeping the integrity of each piece. I hope to bring my skills back to the community thru teaching and sharing what I do.