Welcome to the whimsical world of Lynda Shoup. Here you will find color and texture and lots of paint. Here we fling paint, disassemble clothing and sew it back together in interesting ways, and make paper to dye, sketch on or make into books.
Whether you are looking for someone to share your artistic journey with or someone to commission to help you accomplish your vision you have come to the right place.
Now offering mending services. Visible mending or traditional mending are both available. Click the Mending tab to read all about it.
Here are some of the things you will find here:
Paper Arts - collage, origami, chigiri-e, kirigami, etc
Journal Making and Art Journaling
Fiber Arts -
sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, spinning, upcycling, etc.
Lynda Shoup is a mixed-media fiber artist who makes art journals, collages, handmade books, hand-spun yarn, needlework, and printing. Her work often uses recycled materials and focuses on how disparate materials and ideas can be combined to create harmony.
Her work combines diverting fiber from landfills through creative transformation and traditional materials. Examples of this include, mending of clothing (traditional or visible), using waste paper to create mixed media pieces or new paper, refashioning clothing, etc. Her work has been published in Green Craft and Bright magazines, is available for sale through her Etsy shop, and her methods taught online and in person.
Lynda studied art at the Munson Williams Proctor School of Fine and Performing Arts and Utica College for a year before transferring to Western Connecticut State University. After earning her B.A. in Communications she lived in Tokyo, Japan where she taught English Language and worked as a copy editor for Japan Publications Trading Company in the Japanese traditional crafts division. She translated three books The Joy of Flower Arranging, Rice Bowl Recipes, and The Joy of Antique Beading. Her free time was spent learning the traditional arts of Japanese dance, flower arranging, kimono, and cooking. She later earned her Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and worked as an elementary school librarian for more than ten years.