Artspire 2021 Virtual Art Fair & Sale • Artist Profiles
Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler • Preston, MN
Working with a forty – three year-old Viking sewing machine, I design and create upholstery fabric handbags. My “design aim” is to adorn them with unexpected details. I start with a sketch and then draft a pattern. I work with color, pattern, and blend a combination of fabrics, which develops into a unique look to the handbag.
Sewing, crafting, and farming have been a huge part of our family’s life. Being creative has traveled back through our family generation to generation. “Helen’s Daughters” evolved from these family traditions. Helen was our Mother, she taught her six children about being creative, believing in ourselves, and having fun.
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