March 3, 2024


Yo Quiero Techno

Wearable Fiber Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez I Artsy Shark

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fiber art knit shawl by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez shares a selection of wearable artwork designed applying wealthy, vibrantly coloured threads. Go to her web site to check out a lot more of her perform.


fiber art knitted shawl by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Pastel Palette XXVI” (Lengthy shawl) fiber art, 24″ x 96″


From a extremely younger age, I have been attracted to ethereal imagery—looking for rainbows immediately after a storm, observing visuals mirrored in mirrors and window panes, observing the hues in mother nature as they initial intensify then fade at dusk, and remaining mesmerized by ocean waves and pools of drinking water as they eddy in the breeze.


fiber art knit shawl by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Autumn Glory XXXV” (Scarf Collar Jacket) fiber art, 28″ x 56″


I constantly desired to become an artist, but I didn’t really feel referred to as to conventional strategies of expression. In 1974, I resolved to get a knitting equipment as a way of expressing myself right after viewing a single at a sweater manufacturer’s place in New York City.


fiber art knit dress by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Daffodil Costume XXXVI” fiber artwork, 35″ x 22″


A few yrs afterwards, while doing the job at a knitwear designer’s atelier, I identified viscose (rayon) thread for sale although on an errand for supplies. I loved the brilliance of the saturated hues and tensile strength of the content that appears identical to silk.


fiber art knitted jacket by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Monet’s Backyard garden (Night) XXIV” (shrug jacket) fiber artwork, 44″ x 16″


By the time I left my work, I experienced gathered 125 various shades of thread. Before long thereafter, I built my initially get the job done of art. It was a knitted kimono reflecting the colours of areas I’d visited on a excursion around the United States in the tumble of 1975.


artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez working with her knitting machine

Fiber Artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez functioning with her knitting equipment


I labored out a deal with the viscose organization to acquire 1½ lbs . of every dye large amount of thread the company developed. About time, I gathered far more than 2,000 cones of thread in a myriad of colors. I also produced my system, which involves 3 or four diverse colors of thread knitted collectively, methodically transforming shades to develop spectrums. I taught myself how to make designs, and realized techniques for hand ending from multiple sources.


Fiber art knitted shawl by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Heavenly Shawl XXVI” (as a function in development and as a finished piece) fiber art, 14″ x 18″


My early inspirations for coloration and layout came from Issey Miyake, Missoni, Mark Rothko, Sonia Delaunay and Clyfford Still. As a result of the availability of prospects that arrived my way, I built a knitting business. It integrated a line of sweaters and knitted costumes for flicks, plays and commercials. I turned an exhibiting artist at Julie Artisan’s Gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.


fiber art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Hot Miami XXVI” fiber artwork, 24″ x 24″


Wearable art became my preferred expression as artwork galleries and museums bundled my operates in their Artwork to Don demonstrates. To day, I’ve been creating one particular-of-a-form and restricted edition Artwork to Use for forty-6 many years.


fiber art ceiling installation - Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Egan’s Ceiling CCCLXXV” fiber art, 12′ x 22′


I have branched out from wearables to quite a few new expressions. In 2008, I knitted a 12’ x 22’ ceiling that was commissioned for a restaurant foyer in Montclair, New Jersey. The imagery depicted a sunset noticed from an plane and integrated 275 hues of thread.


fiber art meditation panels by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Four Meditation Screens – “After the Storm LXXXIII” “View from the Shore XXX” “Skipping Stones XXXII” “New Moon Night time Sky XXXII” fiber art, 26″ x 48″ each


From January to March, 2022, I produced 8 meditation screens measuring 26” x 48.” The screens can be mounted on walls or hung from the ceiling. Each piece depicts a position in time captured from my reminiscences. Recently, I mounted small is effective on material and upholstery fabrics and attached them to canvases.


fiber art knitted top by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

“Rust/MetalPatina XXV” (Batwing Bateau-Neck Top rated) fiber art, 25″ x 48″


I moved to Palm Metropolis, Florida in 2015. My studio is in my home—a modest space—but a great match for me. I come to feel more energized than ever as dwelling on the Treasure Coastline has supplied countless inspiration from mother nature in this paradise of flora and fauna.


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