Estelle Carlson
dyer, handweaver, tailor, USA


EDUCATION:

  • BA University of California at Los Angeles
  • MA University of Southern California
  • Graduate studies at California State University

AFFILIATIONS:

  • The Artists’ Studio, Palos Verdes Art Center, California
  • Designing Weavers of Los Angeles
  • Southern California Handweavers’ Guild
  • California Fibers, San Diego
  • Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California--docent council

GRANTS:

  • Los Angeles Educational Partnership--art education
  • Classroom Instructional Improvement Grant--Toyota Foundation
  • University of California, Berkeley--study of Indonesian textiles/masks in Bali

AWARDS:

  • 1998 Wearable Expressions, Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes, California - Juror's Choice Award (cash award)
  • 1999 It's the Fashion, Handknitters’ Conference, San Diego, California -- won “Design Concepts" Award for two handknitted, hand dyed jackets
  • 1999 Bazaar Del Mundo Fashion Show, San Diego, California—won Design Award (cash award) for handwoven tailored garment
  • 2000 Fashion Concepts, Road to California Quilter’s Conference, California—won 2nd place Award for “Giraffic Park”
  • 2000 Jubilations -- Celebration of African Textiles, Cincinnati, Ohio won Best of Show Award (cash award) for both garments entered
  • 2000 Fiber 2000--Fashion Show, Estes Park, Colorado--Best of Show
  • 2000 International Fiber Show, Beijing, China--Certificate of Merit
  • 2001 Bazaar Del Mundo Invitational Exhibit--two garments

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

  • Bazaar Del Mundo Fashion Show, San Diego, California, 1998
  • “Design to Wear”, Oregon School of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1998
  • Intermountain Handweavers’ Show, Phoenix, Arizona, 1998
  • “Dressed in Time”, Convergence Show, Portland, Oregon, 1998
  • Wild Fiber Show, Nos. I and II, Santa Monica, California, 1998
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival IV, Santa Paula, California, 1998
  • “Wearable Expressions”, Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes, California, 1998
  • “Feast on Art”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, California, 1998
  • Handknitters’ Conference, San Diego, California, 1999
  • Bazaar Del Mundo Fashion Show, San Diego, California, 1999
  • Fiber Celebrated ’99, Albuquerque Museum of Art, New Mexico, 1999
  • Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, California--Pacific Craft Show, 1999
  • Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase, California, 2000
  • Handknitters’ International Design Competition, Richmond, Virginia, 2000
  • “We Make the Fashion”, Convergence 2000, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000
  • “Jubilations—Celebration of African Textiles”, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000
  • Fiber 2000 Fashion Show, Estes Park, Colorado, 2000
  • International Handweaving Show, University of Beijing, China, 2000
  • “Gathering of Artists”—89Deer Lodge, Montana, 2000
  • Orange County Museum, Newport, California--Pacific Craft show, 2000
  • "Wearable Expressions"--Beckstrand Gallery, California, 2000
  • Road to California Quilters' Conference and Showcase, California, 2001
  • Handknitters' International Design Competition, Branson, Missouri, 2001
  • Fiber Celebrated '01, N.E. Museum of Art, Utah University, Logan, Utah, 2001
  • Fiber Odyssey 2001 Handweavers Fashion Show, California, 2001
  • Bazaar del Mundo Invitational Fashion Show, California, 2001
  • Beckstrand Gallery Multi-Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes, California, 2001
  • Tasara Weaving Studios, Kerala, India, 2001
  • Association of Southern California Handweavers, Show Case Exhibit, California, 2001
  • Handweavers' Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2002
  • Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta, Canada, 2002
  • Handweavers Conference--Riverside, California, 2003

GALLERIES:

  • The Art Studio, Palos Verdes, California
  • The Blue Rose, Santa Fe, New Mexico

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Interweave Magazine
  • American Craftsman Magazine
  • Explore Travel Catalogue (London, England)
  • International Travel News' "Mountains Top Monasteries" May 1995
  • Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot (HGA publication) "Slowly Down the Mekong" Spring 1999
  • Weave Scene--computer magazine (www.weavescene.com), 2000
  • International Travel News' "Weavers of Laos", 2000
  • Surface Design Magazine "Down to Earth--A Woman's World", 2001
  • Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot (HGA) "On the Weaver Bird Trail" winter 2000/2001
  • Cast On "To Dye for Ikat--Ikat Knitting", Spring 2001
  • Cast On "Knitting an Ikat Garment", Fall 2001
  • Vogue Pattern Magazine "Dream Weaver--Profile of Estelle Carlson" by Donna Gould, March/April 2001
  • Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot (HGA) "Anansi's Gift of the Magic Thread", 2002

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

  • HGTV: Sew Much More: "Ikat Knitting", October 2001
  • HGTV: Carol Duvall: "Color Madness", November 2001

SEMINARS:

  • Southern California Handweavers’ Guild, California
  • Ventura Handweavers’ Guild, California
  • Denver and Colorado Handweavers’ Guild, Colorado
  • Dallas Handweavers’ Guild, Texas
  • Green Valley Weavers, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Mendocino Art Center, California
  • Handweavers’ Conference, Burbank, California
  • San Bernardino Handweavers’ Guild, California
  • Santa Barbara Handweavers’ Guild, California
  • Wild Fiber Art Studio, Santa Monica, California
  • Weavers’ Cottage, Canyon Country, California
  • Textile Museum, San Bernardino, California, 2001
  • Handweavers' Conference, Anaheim, California, 2001
  • Green Valley Weavers, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2001
  • Wild Fiber Art Studio, Santa Monica, California, 2001
  • Sewing Arts, Santa Monica, California, 2001
  • International Handweavers' Convergence, B.C., Canada, 2002
  • Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta, Canada, 2002
  • PRO Chemical and Dye, Inc., Somerset, Massachusetts, 2002
  • Textile Museum, San Bernardino, California, 2002
  • Green Valley Weavers, Colorado, 2002

LECTURES:

  • Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, California
  • Burbank Quilt Guild, Burbank, California
  • Glendale Friendship Club, Pasadena, California
  • Southern California Handweavers’ Guild, California
  • Santa Barbara Handweavers; Guild, California
  • San Diego Handweavers; Guild, California
  • Designing Weavers Guild, Los Angeles, California
  • California State University, Northridge, California
  • California Map and Travel, California
  • Distant Lands, California
  • Green Valley Weavers, Colorado
  • Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes, California
  • Gathering of Artists, Butte, Montana
  • Woodbury University, Burbank, California
  • Pacific Asia Museum, California
  • Handweavers' Conference, British Columbia, Canada
  • Handweavers of Alberta, Canada
  • Handweavers Conference, Riverside, California, 2003
these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Estelle Carlson,
Oct. 1999 -- last updated, May. 2003