Award-winning designer Susan Webb-Rebecchi will give a presentation on textile design and manufacturing at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.
The talk should be of particular interest to fabric artists and designers, quilters, and all other involved with fabrics.
The event will be a fundraiser for the Center. Admission will be $7.00.
With 35 years of experience in the field, Webb-Rebecchi will detail the processes she follows, including a display of initial sketches, painted artwork, and the finished textiles. She will also share the sources of her design inspiration, insights about the manufacture of couture home furnishings sold through interior designers, and a brief history of international textile design.
A graduate of Taft High School in Lincoln City and Oregon State University, Webb-Rebecchi completed her education at the Chicago Art Institute. After realizing that fine art and a stable career could be combined in the textile industry, she moved to New York City, where she worked in the studio of the prestigious French firm Brunschwig and Fils.
Ten years later she decided to work independently and to license her own designs. Webb-Rebecchi has led field trips to Italy and India in search of design inspiration.