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JOSIE DAKERS-BRATHWAITE

 

Josephine Dakers-Brathwaite is a fiber/quilt artist with a fascination for fiber, fabrics and color. As a descendent of quilters and tailors, Josie has always been surrounded by artistry. She studied fashion design at FIT, then moved seamlessly into the fashion Industry where she spent years working with design teams and traveled worldwide for product development.

In 2004, fueled with a yearning for more creativity, Josie started quilting. Her natural ability for needlework led to a new pastime and an increased love for experimenting with a mixture of color, texture and pattern.

Eight years later, Josie took a felting workshop and developed a deep passion for this art form. She embarked on a journey to study with a variety of fiber artists to develop her skill and techniques. While Josie’s nuno felt scarves have been her main work, she also loves creating 3D work, embellishing with fibers/fabrics, beading and embroidery.

Josie is a member of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild (U.S.), International Felt Association (U.K.), North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, Studio Art Quilt Associates, West Orange Arts Council.





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