Jacqueline Jacques

Textile Artist

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  • LocationRed Bank, United States

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About me

 

An artist down to my bones, I love nothing more than to create. Whether it is handcrafting one of a kind textiles or creating a pleasing ambiance my surroundings; I see all of life as art. After training in Fine Art and sewing during adolescence, I attended my first two years of university at Pratt Institute. There I studied in the rigorous and highly-selective fashion design program. It encompassed learning the entire process of creating garments from draping and pattern making to utilizing couture sewing techniques. With major focuses also in CAD, fashion illustration, costume & art history, spec sheets, and millinery. I moved to California College of the Arts to study Textiles. I delved as deeply as possible into the art of fibers. I learned advanced weaving, natural & synthetic dyeing, textile conservation, fiber sculpture, experimental fabric manipulation, sustainability, advanced knowledge on every major fiber and screen printing. The technique that captured me the most was botanical dyeing and using natural processes to color, print, and alter fabric. Through this practice, I have gained coveted and precious knowledge. I continue with this self-motivated research daily. I am creating my own textile-driven fashion line and am looking to work somewhere that I can share these skills I have sculpted.

Skills

 

  • Installation Art
  • Pattern Making
  • Textile Design
  • Photoshop
  • Draping
  • Garment Construction
  • Fashion History
  • Surface and Pattern Design
  • Tailoring
  • Illustrator
  • Teaching/mentoring Experience
  • Advanced Weaving Building Looms
  • Natural Dyeing
  • Word/excel/powerpoint
  • Sewing By Hand Machine

Work history

Currently

Textile Artist & Fashion Designer

Earthly

Jan 2013
  • I am the creator of the Earthly fashion and lifesyle line that uses botanical dyes and natural processes to create textiles that I then use in apparel and life products. Every piece is handmade and one of a kind, infused with the essence of medicinal and common plants.

2015

Head Merchandizer & Henna Artist

3rd Ocean

Apr 2013 - Jul 2015
  • Resident artist, freehand custom henna designs in traditional henna and Jagua, merchandizing vintage and new apparel, creation of displays & store ambiance, custom apparel creation, in-depth costumer service

2015

Volunteer & Textile Guest Artist

Monte Frio Alpacas

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Care-taking for a heard of 16 alpacas. I taught natural dyes to the women of the village and helped with sheering, felting, and product creation.

2015

Volunteer & Workshop Teacher

Luna; London

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
  • I shared my skills in a Monday Workshop series held on this house boat in the Deptford creek. Each week was a different subject, I taught dyeing and textile techniques to members of the community.

2015

Teacher

Hugabug School

Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Guiding 2-5 year-olds through early development of social & educational skills through play-based learning in a heart centered environment. Along with teaching, nurturing, and protecting a class of 14 children, responsibilities also included organizing art activities, managing a daily schedule, cooking, transportation, & maintenance of school and animals.

2013

Resident Artist

Due Process

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
  • Creating one of a kind pieces using botanical dyeing, pattern making, draping, sewing, custom garments and art pieces. Built a 4’x7’ sycamore Native American-inspired frame loom and wove a four foot tapestry with hand-dyed all natural yarn. Caring for & properly storing international and aged pieces of art.

2012

Intern

The Moon, Oakland

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
  • At this eco-design house I maintained the store, helped deconstruct, sew, iron, and organize precious fabric and collection pieces, contacted buyers, extensive PR for events and the branding.

Education

2015

BFA Textiles

California College of the Arts

Jul 2011 - Dec 2015

    2011

    Fashion Design

    Pratt Institute

    Jul 2009 - May 2011