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I'm Dana Baldwin and I'm in love with Textiles and Fiber Arts! This love began at an early age when I was living in Spain. I noticed an elderly woman dressed in mourning, sitting in front of a medieval castle knitting the most intricate and beautiful lace. I was mesmerized....totally captivated and thought, "She's creating MAGIC and I want to learn to do THAT!" Thus began my love affair with all things fiber!

Having lived abroad I was able to study flamenco dance and guitar. My work is greatly influenced by the vibrant colors and music of Spain, Portugal and Northern Africa. I also had the good fortune of touring some of the world's most famous museums.

In the realm of creating I've been set free by not being consumed by perfection. Everywhere we look these days we're…

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  • Born on May 4
  • Joined September 15, 2011

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About

Hi there!

I'm Dana Baldwin and I'm in love with Textiles and Fiber Arts! This love began at an early age when I was living in Spain. I noticed an elderly woman dressed in mourning, sitting in front of a medieval castle knitting the most intricate and beautiful lace. I was mesmerized....totally captivated and thought, "She's creating MAGIC and I want to learn to do THAT!" Thus began my love affair with all things fiber!

Having lived abroad I was able to study flamenco dance and guitar. My work is greatly influenced by the vibrant colors and music of Spain, Portugal and Northern Africa. I also had the good fortune of touring some of the world's most famous museums.

In the realm of creating I've been set free by not being consumed by perfection. Everywhere we look these days we're bombarded with messages that tell us we're not beautiful enough, not thin enough, not rich enough, etc....I decided to stop playing the game of perfection and embrace the imperfect. Work with it, embellish it, give it new life. The results have been amazing.

My work is motivated by my love of the imperfect. Just like the model with the gap in her teeth or the hump on her nose....these are things that make her far more interesting than a perfect face. You WANT to look at her, understand her. I agree with Conrad Hall who said, "There is a kind of beauty in imperfection".

My recycled clothing is made "free-hand" meaning I don't follow patterns. I look for the interesting aspects of a particular item and work with that. Each piece is lovingly recreated and given new place center-stage!

You can visit me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/dana.baldwin.52

Website http://www.designsbydana11.com/

You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ztXFgiw8us


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