Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Knittedware
Fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez has been honing her craft since 1976 when she knitted her first Kimono. She creates wearable art using rich, vibrantly colored threads. Each of her pieces is unique, displaying an almost limitless range of progressive chromatics.
Her early inspirations for color and design came from Issey Miyake, Missoni, Mark Rothko, Sonia Delaunay and Clyfford Still. Through the availability of opportunities that came Jacquelyn’s way, she built a knitting business. It incorporated a line of sweaters and knitted costumes for movies, plays and commercials. Jacquelyn became an exhibiting artist at Julie Artisan’s Gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan and 67th Street, where her work was sold to celebrities such as Yoko Ono and Elizabeth Taylor.
This nationally known artist, who has made her mark as a colorist, blends a complex palette of closely related shades across each piece of clothing. Her repertoire of forms includes kimonos, jackets and blouses, and her work, which appeared regularly at the Julie Artisans Gallery in New York, has been commissioned for Liza Minnelli and Lauren Bacall, among other theater personalities.
The New York Times, April 13, 1986.
In 2015, Jacquelyn retired to the Treasure Coast where she set up her studio once again, to make wearable art, inspired by the beautiful natural surrounds found in Florida. She is member of Martin Artisans Guild. We had a wonderful opportunity to work on Jacquelyn’s video. Take a moment, hear her story, and watch how she creates her masterpieces. Visit Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez’s website: https://www.knittedware.com