I began leatherwork while in Lubbock, Texas during the mid-1980s as a hobby. When I retired from the Federal Government in 2006, I returned to it and it has since become my passion. I primarily make functional items with tooled or stamped themes taken from nature. Examples include purses, wallets, padfolios, briefcases, holsters, sheathes, key […]
Kristin Bergsten graduated from the Haywood Community College Fiber Productions Craft program in 1985. And she has been weaving and sewing handwoven items and fine textiles for over 35 years. Kristin has spent the past 25 years exhibiting at the North Carolina State Fair and has won Best of Show ribbons on multiple occasions as […]
Hand-woven baskets, all different shapes and sizes.
“Original fabric design created using a variety of screen and hand printing techniques, sewn, stitched, and embellished into one-of-a-kind scarves and wearables, wall pieces and other items. My work is a play of color, pattern, and texture. I earned a degree in textile studio arts from the California College of the Arts, concentration in surface […]