Deborah Simeral

Grand Coteau, LA

Originally from NOLA I found my home here in Southwest Louisiana over 45 years ago. I fell in Love with the cultures, music and lifestyle which have greatly influenced my art. My love of dyeing fabrics started in 1983 and have continued to grow over the years. My techniques of shibori / arashi are a mix of traditional and contemporary methods for dyeing fabrics. My selection of dye colors are usually a combination of dyes that I blend to get the shade pr tone. I am most relaxed when dyeing silk ( and other fibers ) while listening to either the sounds of nature or my favorite musician. My Jimmy Hendrix phase is over.. Might revisit again. I love custom orders for Mothers of the Bride/Groom, Special occasion, and shawls or scarves for wedding attendants. I have designed a wedding outfits for those renewing vowels are second marriage not wanting a traditional outfit. My partner in custom garments, Carolyn Marino, adds the fabulous finished french seams to garments and gives each garment that one of a kind distinction. Our last show at the Vault in the Acadiana Center for the Arts represented our true bond – Intertwined….