Artist of the Month – Carol Reynolds
Having grown up a household where her mother was a seamstress and a grandmother sewed, quilted, embroidered, and crocheted, Carol Reynolds was instinctively drawn to textile art. Initially a weaver, Carol recently discovered a technique called “new hand stitching” while reading Claire Wellesley-Smith’s book, Slow Stitch. Slow stitching is a mindful process that enables the artist to thoughtfully create unique textile art by stitching with needle and thread. It’s also a great way to repurpose spare fabrics and old clothes.
Fascinated by the idea of slow stitch and sustainability, Carol began working with cloth, thread, and photo transfers – cutting, ripping, sewing, dyeing, and painting fabrics. She achieves depth in her textile art by layering with transparent and translucent materials such as silk organza to bring to life scenes from her walks and travels. Her beautiful pieces are designed to create a connection between the past and the present, telling stories by incorporating seasonal and natural themes.
This November, Carol’s artwork will be on display at the Port Ludlow Sound Community Bank and online at portludlowart.org. The bank is located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. If you’d like to purchase her artwork, please email info|||portludlowart|||org|||Carol Reynolds Art to make a sales appointment.
Jeweler of the Month – Port Ludlow Art League Jewelers
The Port Ludlow Art League jewelers will display their exquisite jewelry designs at the Port Ludlow Sound Community Bank and at the Port Ludlow Art League Gallery in November. Each jeweler uses their own technique to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Participating artists include Nancy Aikman, Sheryl Goldsberry, Janice Gruber, Katie Jablowski, Mary Lynn Laker, Mara Mauch, Georganne Muse, Beth Olson, Pamela Raine and Sharon Zablotney.
The bank and gallery are located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. If you’d like to purchase the jewelry on display at the bank, please email info|||portludlowart|||org|||Appointment to make a sales appointment or stop by the gallery between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.