Laura Fisher Bonvallet - Oneida WI
For award winning weaver, Laura Fisher-Bonvallet, creating beautiful art wear is a passion. As a designer, she is inspired by the use of complex textures and color combinations, and applies these elements in a unique blend of asymmetry and balance in every garment. Each piece is an original design, constructed entirely by hand, one at a time using the finest natural fibers, including silk, cotton, and rayon, as well as subtle metallic threads. The process entails first developing the garment silhouette, followed by careful selection of yarns and colors, along with designing the weave structure. The yardage is woven on a large floor loom, then transformed into garments by cutting, piecing, and sewing, utilizing traditional tailoring techniques.