SilkscapesLRWDesigns

Art to Wear Since 1978. Division of Silkscapes.

Marietta, Georgia · 0 Sales

SilkscapesLRWDesigns

Art to Wear Since 1978. Division of Silkscapes.

Marietta, Georgia 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   All of my unique textile creations are made from my original hand painted silk and cotton fabrics from years as a fashion designer. I recycle them along with other unusual fabrics and fiber techniques. I have been creating art to wear since 1978 and my pieces are not for the timid but for those who are a bit more eclectic and like to show their creative side. The pursuit of unique design and high quality craftsmanship is my number one priority. I strive to make each piece of merchandise a joy to own.

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Last updated on Jun 11, 2018

All of my unique textile creations are made from my original hand painted silk and cotton fabrics from years as a fashion designer. I recycle them along with other unusual fabrics and fiber techniques. I have been creating art to wear since 1978 and my pieces are not for the timid but for those who are a bit more eclectic and like to show their creative side. The pursuit of unique design and high quality craftsmanship is my number one priority. I strive to make each piece of merchandise a joy to own.

Lynn Reiter Weinberg

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Lynn Reiter Weinberg

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The pursuit of unique design and high quality craftsmanship is my number one priority. I strive to make each piece of merchandise a joy to own.

My journey in life has brought me full circle. As early as I can remember I was destined to make things. I spent my spare time sewing and painting and in 1969 landed an art scholarship to college. The next decade I honed my skills as a fiber artist - weaving, spinning, felt making, sewing and hand painting fabrics for sculptural fiber art and art to wear. In 1978, while living in Washington D.C., I crossed paths with another fiber artist and SILKSCAPES INC. was born. We created hand painted silk clothing and accessories and began wholesaling our products to local boutiques. Fate intervened shortly thereafter and we found ourselves separated by half the globe. My husband's career as an infectious disease doctor brought us to the Philippines for 2 years where I located a batik factory and taught the local artisans our hand painting techniques. We created a collection widely recognized for its artistry, whimsy and enduring high quality. In 1984 I moved to Atlanta and my partner ended up in Boston. Over the next 2 decades we had to reinvent our company and change with the times - but our corporate vision of 'Art for the Body and Soul' remained steadfast throughout. With partners in 2 cities, silk imported from Hong Kong, dyes from France and production in the Philippines, we made use of the word global long before the internet was invented. Before it was chic we always operated from home offices trying to balance work and family. We sold our creations to major stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue and I appeared on QVC. We were even asked to create wardrobe items for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Golden Girls TV shows. In 2000 my partner retired and I continued the business under the LRW DESIGNS label. Production remained overseas until the end of 2012. In 2013 I decided to return to my roots as a crafter and go back to creating one of a kind textile creations.

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