Lori LaBerge


  H a n d - h o o k e d   a n d   m i x e d - m e d i a   t e x t i l e   a r t


The graphic nature of architecture, construction and roadways is the driving force of my work.  Line, pattern, geometric abstraction and sense of place are the focus.  I am looking at the connection and similarities between our physical surroundings and ourselves.

Traditional rug hooking techniques are employed to create contemporary fiber art.  The process begins with a design drawn out and transferred to a linen or monk's cloth backing material.  Fabric from bolts of wool is cut to size and placed in a dye pot to create the chosen colors for each piece.  The fabric is then cut into strips and hooked into the backing material.  

Urban exploration as part of architectural studies