Melissa Everett Textiles
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I am a textile artist and self-taught quilter who finds joy in the expressiveness of improvising colors and shapes. With an eye for transformation, I utilize existing materials to fabricate unique and original pieces.  Textiles give me an outlet to express my thoughts and hopes.

I grew up in the belly of Appalachia, where quilting is a folk tradition driven by functionality, art and storytelling. I now live in Knoxville, Tennessee, with my husband and two sons. When I'm not deep into my next project, I'm often enjoying the outdoors with my adventurous boys and gaining inspiration for the next piece.

I use natural fibers: cotton, linens and rayon blends for dyeing, printing and painting one-of-a-kind designs.  The inks I use for screen printing are water-based with added pigments, then heat -set for permanence.  Procion dyes are used for dyeing and painting.  I also have a large collection of textile paints for adding details and layers.

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