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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Modern Look in Marcia Derse Fabrics

Gathered Go-Go Purse
in 3 Marcia Derse Fabrics
made by Cindi Clapp
    Marcia Derse writes, "Each piece of fabric is a new exploration of color, form and texture. They are paintings in themselves and when I bring them them together on a giant white wall in my studio space each piece becomes a landmark or road in the map of the idea I am translating."

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Marcia was raised in Sylvania, OH and educated at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her creative heart was influenced from a very young age by the creativity of her mother. Sewing clothes for her four daughters meant hours of sewing joy for her mother while Marcia was nearby creating her own ideas for her clothing with crayons and colorful pieces of paper.

Today Marcia creates works of art for fabric in the Riverwoods Collection of Troy Corporation. Working at her studio in Sylvania, OH, she is inspired by everything she encounters. Her artist's "tools" are found in nature, the seasons and her travels. Beginning with a bolt of muslin, fabric dyes and primary colors of silkscreen paints, Marcia blends, mixes and paints with abandon, examining her work from every vantage point and angle until fully satisfied. Only then is her creativity transformed to the Marcia Derse fabric collections, excellent fabric designs for quilting, clothing and purse making.