For award-winning weaver Laura Fisher-Bonvallet, creating beautiful art wear is a passion. Each piece is an original design, constructed entirely by hand, one at a time using the finest natural fibers, including silk, cotton, and rayon, as well as subtle metallic threads. The yardage is woven on a large floor loom, then transformed into garments by cutting, piecing, and sewing, using traditional tailoring techniques.
Laura is the sole designer; she has a dedicated staff of highly skilled assistants helping with the weaving and assembling the garments. Finishing is especially important to turning out a quality product. Attention to detail is evident in her work, from the use of a fine dupioni silk, to the selection of just the right button to complete some designs.
Her spacious studio is set on an inspiring five acre woodland located in Oneida, Wisconsin