Joan creates one-of-a-kind, limited production designs utilizing both contemporary and repurposed fabrics. Each scarf and wrap is surrounded by hand-dyed silk. Most of her pieces are created using upcycled fabrics, trims, vintage pieces and fiber. Many of her creations are eco-friendly and beautiful in its design. Her unique designs are found in galleries, museum stores, and high-end boutiques nationwide.
Fiber Artist Joan Edelstein Artist Statement:
I have devised a process which involves anywhere from seven to twelve steps (depending on the piece.) It includes the laying and mitering of the silk border and foundation:(in some cases), the printing of certain thematic fabrics; the layering of both contemporary and vintage fabrics and fibers; sewing, finishing and pressing each piece. Some of my pieces are tried & true patterns. For many, though the overall patterns and designs may appear similar, the placement and use of fabrics and fibers will differ so that each piece becomes a unique, one of a kind work of art to wear or display.
FAQs about Fiber Artist Joan Edelstein’s Scarves:
Q: How fragile are the scarves? The thread looks like it would break easily.
A: The thread I use is very strong and I’ve never had a scarf come back because of tearing. In fact, I’ve never had a scarf or wrap come back. (Note: Just don’t let your cat play with it.)
Q: How do I clean my scarf if it gets dirty?
A: Just hand wash in cold water using mild soap. Roll wet scarf into a towel to get the water out. Press damp scarf with iron on “silk” setting. Press straight down trying to avoid ironing side-to-side.
Q: How long does it take to receive a typical order?
A: Usually 2-4 weeks. Every scarf is made to order.
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Fiber Artist Joan Edelstein is one of a kind!
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