LeslieSilkStudio

Leslie Silk Studio

New York, United States · 78 Sales

LeslieSilkStudio

Leslie Silk Studio

New York, United States 78 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   LESLIE ROGERS TODDER -owner
My shop features one-of-a-kind wearable art. All items are hand-painted with professional French silk dyes and steamed for three hours so that dyes bond with the silk to make them permanent.

Being a professional textile designer for over twenty years, my award winning design concepts have been incorporated into the lines of dozens of dress and swimwear manufacturers. This list includes Oscar de la Renta, Addrienna Vittadini, Liz Clairborne, Sonia Rykiel, Jones NY and Ralph Lauren.

I'm happy to do custom as well as wholesale orders.

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Last updated on May 7, 2016

LESLIE ROGERS TODDER -owner
My shop features one-of-a-kind wearable art. All items are hand-painted with professional French silk dyes and steamed for three hours so that dyes bond with the silk to make them permanent.

Being a professional textile designer for over twenty years, my award winning design concepts have been incorporated into the lines of dozens of dress and swimwear manufacturers. This list includes Oscar de la Renta, Addrienna Vittadini, Liz Clairborne, Sonia Rykiel, Jones NY and Ralph Lauren.

I'm happy to do custom as well as wholesale orders.

Leslie Rogers-Todder

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Leslie Rogers Todder

I was born and raised on the north shore of Long Island, New York. I have always been drawing and painting. I studied studio art at Notre Dame of Maryland University and took additional classes at Parsons School of Design as well as the Art Students League in New York City. As a textile professional for over twenty years I've developed my own techniques for silk painting incorporating gutta serti, wax, salt, thickened dyes and alcohol with vibrant silk dyes.
My award winning design concepts have been incorporated into the lines of dozens of dress and swimwear manufacturers. This list includes Oscar de la Renta, Addrienne Vittadini, Liz Clairborne, Sonia Rykiel, Jones NY and Ralph Lauren to name a few. A fabric print designer working for the commercial market may be considered an unsung hero in the fashion scene. When you buy an item of clothing from a well known fashion designer, you don't know who actually painted the beautiful floral print that may be on that blouse or dress. I have made that my profession. I work out of my home studio in New York City.
Now I am also selling one of a kind wearable art accessories that will make a simple outfit a stunning statement.
I think of silk as a magical fabric because it takes color so beautifully and is elegant yet always comfortable to wear. I am influenced by flowers both realistic and fantasy as well as abstract expressionistic art.
I really appreciate people who take the time to buy directly from artists and craftsmen. You are buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustrations and disappointments but also you are buying pure joy and exhilaration of the successful work. You are buying a piece of heart, a moment in someones' life. Most important you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about. I am passionate about putting luminous color on silk.

For custom or wholesale orders of either scarves or wraps send me a swatch or photo of colors and/or your ideas.
• As the artist, I retain copyright over my work and this is not licensed without my explicit permission. I also retain copyright over the images of my work, etc. as displayed on this website and others.

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  • Leslie Rogers Todder

    Owner, Designer, Artist, Teacher, Silk Painter, Batik Artist

    Lives in New York City.

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