Peggy Beardslee – Resident Artist - Open Studio Area - Surface Pattern Design

I was first introduced to surface pattern design while growing up in Rochester, NY where I learned to draw repeat patterns. From there I went on to Philadelphia, and then the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina to learn the many techniques involved in creating patterns on fabric. Over the years I’ve used these lessons to create one of a kind pillows, scarves, placemats, floor cloths and wall pieces. A plain white piece of fabric is my canvas and one layer of pattern is never enough!
D’Art has been my home for three years now and I find it a continuing source of creativity, inspiration, and community.