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Nuno Felted Art to Wear

I use the same design concepts with my fashions as I do with my paintings. It’s all about composition: repetition of shapes, color themes, focal point and contrasts of various types. I use a very fine grade of merino wool. It’s a soft wool that can be used against the skin. I like the sparkle of adding beads and Angelina fiber. I also love the texture of the waste produces such as silk waste, silk rod carriers and the curls. I hand paint the rod carriers and many of the curly locks. I use both hand painted silk and printed silk. As a young woman, I hated to sew, but I find the creative process of felting is very different. I depended on patterns back then, but now the exciting part is cutting my own designs and pushing my mind into areas that are new. I also do brooches, 3D flowers and smaller items to compliment my garments. 

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Biography



Linda McCord studied art at American River College in Sacramento, California and Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington where she later became a part-time art instructor. Linda works in nearly all the two-dimensional mediums: watercolor, acrylic, pastel painting and all the printmaking mediums and digitally enhanced photography. More recently, McCord works in fiber art, creating women’s fashions and wall art. She owns McThread’s Art Works in downtown Longview, Washington, an art Gallery that features fine art, wearable art and jewelry.

 

McCord’s Work has been in numerous juried competitions shows and she has taken numerous awards on a regional, national, and international level. Her work is in the permanent collection of Coos Art Museum and Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon, Lower Columbia College in Washington, and Saint John’s Lutheran Church in California. She was an invitational artist at Museum of the Ozarks NALP winners in Arkansas, and Tacoma Art Museum’s, The Night Tacoma Danced in Washington

 

Solo and Group Exhibits include NEWS 33rd Annual International Exhibit in Connecticut, Barrett House Galleries in New York, North American Watercolor Society 11th Biannual in MA, Grants Pass Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, Showcase ‘92. ’93 in Oregon, Paper in Particular in Missouri, Pacific States Printing and Drawing Exhibit in Hawaii, CAL ’88 and ’89, Haggin Art Museum, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Chico Art Center, The Art Works Gallery, Saint John’s Religious Arts all in California. Alexander Museum in Louisiana, Sinclair College in Pennsylvania, 12th Annual League of American Pen Women in Arkansas, Art Infinity Art Gallery, Fall Art Expo International and Art Kudos International Online exhibits and many others too numerous to list.


Linda McCord is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society.  Her paintings have been published in several books: Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylic by Lexi Sundell, Painting in Acrylic, the Indispensable guide by Lorena Kloosterboer, The Complete Guide Materials and Techniques, edited by Caroline West.