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Karen Loprete
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Contemporary Fiber Artist
Contemporary Fiber Artist

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Dayna made one!
Artist Dayna Wenzel made her very own LifeVest at my class yesterday!!! She's going to wear it to her opening!! Class is $60 for 4 hours. Thankyou.
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More LifeWear!!
Hi! Pictured here is a LifeJacket I made using chiffonsilk scarves that I hand dyed. There's a strip from a vintage curtain, a bit of store-bought lace. The binding is vintage silk taffeta ($250)      This LifeVest was made by me with all cotton fabric. he ...
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Wearable Art! MOre LifeVests
 Hello! Pictured above is a Vest that I made for Nancy in Washington State. I used hand-dyed (by me) silk chiffon scarves. The white square that's not so clear is fabulous vintage lace! The bright edging that you see is silk taffeta.  Thankyou, Nancy! This ...
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More LIfe Vests and Jackets
   Hello!So, you get the idea now! I've been making garments and having a grand time. The pattern is of my design. I will be glad to teach a class or make a vest or jacket using your materials. Pictured above is Diane Wright on the left wearing the insulate...
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Life Vests 4!
  Hello! Thankyou for your interest!  Here's a LifeVest I made using all sorts of vintage and some new fabrics. Yes,there's silk that I hand-dyed along with curtain fabric from the 50s (top of sleeve) This vest is also lined  This one was made by using my h...
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Life Vests 3 !
Hi! This is a photo of Phyllis Small Fiber Artist wearing her Life Vest that she masterly made at my class...well actually, my class is 5 hours, which has proven to give us enough time to make the lining (so the student knows now how to construct the entire...
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Life Vests 2
 Hello! Here is a vest I made for fabric designer Carol Eaton. I used Carol's hand-dyed silk organza.  Yes, I will make you a vest according to your measurements! No I do not use a serger . All seams are French (folded in)
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Life Vests
Hi! I made this vest for jewelry designer Kristen Merrill at the Nest Arts Factory in Bridgeport. The vest is made from chiffon scarves that I dyed with a paint brush,also commercial fabrics. Kristen said she feels like an angel wearing it!
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Vintage at City Lights Gallery
So, here I am at the opening of VINTAGE at CITY LIGHTS GALLERY in Bridgeport last night. Behind me are three of my latest pieces and two "oldies"As usual I use a mix of vintage and new fabrics to create my work. Suzanne Kachmar (owner) says I am the Peter M...
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