ABOUT JUDE STUECKER
I make all my own fabrics and sew all my own garments, which sets me apart from other artists. People generally do surface design on existing garments or make garments out of commercial fabrics, but all of my clothing starts from white fabric. I dye it to get the color, print it with silkscreens to get the pattern, cut it using original patterns, and sew it into garments -- all in my little home studio!
How long have you been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild? What is your favorite part of being a Guild member?
I've been a member of the Guild since 2004 -- almost 20 years! I love the Guild. My favorite thing about the Guild is that it gives me a sense of community. Most of us are independent artists who work alone in our studios almost all of the time. The Guild provides connection, friendship, sharing of information, and a feeling of family. I love spending time with other artists to talk about our "work." It makes me feel like I'm a part of something bigger.
What can visitors expect to find at your booth? Are you working on anything specific to reveal at the Craft Fair this Summer? (New work?)
Visitors will find soft, comfortable clothing in bright, fun patterns. I'll have skirts, tops, and dresses -- all made from bamboo and cotton fabrics. I always try to have new styles, colors, and prints each year.