Bird n Peach
Krista J. Essler Lac
243 N Margaretta Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17901
Working with my own hand-dyed fabrics, I piece, appliqué, and embellish with paint, beads, and markers. These works are either 3 layered quilts or framed pieces stabilized with interfacing for framing.
I have been teaching hand-dying since 2005 and am available for group and individual instruction.
My works have hung in large and intimate galleries. I also work on commissioned pieces. My smaller works and prints are available for purchase.
I have been exploring needle crafts since I was 8 years old: embroidery samplers, latch hook kits, dress making patterns. My first job, at age 14, was making needlepoint samples which were photographed for a commercial kit-making company.
At FIT, I explored pattern making and then designed/constructed costumes for indie films. Later I delved into quilting my original designs with hand-dyed fabrics. Recently, I taught myself crocheting and rug hooking.
My ultimate needlecraft, however, is being an Acupuncturist. (ACU17901.com)