Cheryl VanderMolen Neway is our November Featured Artist for Building 6! Neway’s solo exhibit, “When Worlds Collide,” runs November 11 through December 6. Learn more about Neway and her work below.
“When Worlds Collide” is a Playful, Adventurous, and Experimental Journey with Up-cycled and New Fabrics for Wearables, Accessories, and Wall Decor.
Cheryl VanderMolen Neway, owner of Perfect Mistakes, is a batik artist, designer and seamstress. She is experimenting with different techniques in natural to commercial grade dyeing. She is up-cyling used clothes and transforming them into something new. Cheryl is also working with new fabric as a blank canvas and transforming it through her different ways of resist methods and dyeing processes. From native and natural to imported and manmade, worlds collide as she explores and fuses fabric and techniques from around the world.
Visit Cheryl in her studio, 604 at the Workhouse Arts Center, in Bldg 6. or online at www.perfectmistakes.com and on social media at _perfectmistakes_ ( instagram) and perfectmistakesdesigns (facebook)
Cheryl is a fiber artist who loves to experiment with different techniques in dyeing, batiking, sewing, and draping all types of fabric. She designs wearables, accessories, wall decor and couture costumes. Cheryl has been designing and creating since elementary school where she envisioned her first fashion shows, played dressup with her siblings and designed her first skirt and bolero vest.
She has acquired knowledge and inspiration from various places, people and times in her life. Her love for nature, travel and the beach has helped shape her artistic identity.
She has worked with a handful of companies in the past assisting in pattern drafting, sewing construction and general assistance in a costume shop. She has coordinated and produced many of her own fashion shows showcasing her work.
Cheryl’s current studio,604 is located at the Workhouse Arts Center, in Bldg 6. Her studio space is creative, colorful and invigorating. You can find her working inside or outdoors. She also teaches various classes at the Workhouse such as Batik, Indigo Dyeing and more. You can find her listed in the education catalog. Visit her in her studio or online at www.perfectmistakes.com and on social media at _perfectmistakes_ ( instagram) and perfectmistakesdesigns (facebook)