Fashion for Empowerment

My name is Sherry DIVEDI. I am a designer and a fiber artist with a background education in the textile history of Southeast Asia and Europe. My calling is to revive centuries ­old lost textile techniques. They are a symbol of our creative understanding from the past. I am intrigued by the beauty, complexity, and simultaneously, the simplicity. I have been fusing European and Asian techniques such as 1800’s French prints (chintz) embroidered with merino fiber wool. These fiber art pieces are considered lifestyle products such as paintings, scarves, table runners, etc. I only use the purest of materials – organic Egyptian cotton, fruit and vegetable dyes, bamboo, leather, and sheep wool!

Additionally, I teach people who have a passion for this type of art under a nonprofit project called Fashion For Empowerment. I plan to have a small loom set-up for display, so the audience can really see the authenticity of this age-old craft.

Three day exhibitor at West & Main