Pamela Mattei is a fabric artist from Louisville, Kentucky. As the founder and the creative force behind DyeSigns By Pamela, she is on a mission to make the world a more colorful place, one scarf at a time. Her silk scarves are hand dyed a spectrum of rich, luscious colors sure to complement any wardrobe. They are DyeSigned to adorn and sure to accessorize in ways only art can: In Style!
Pamela has enjoyed exploring the fibers medium since she was a little girl and began dyeing when she was just four years old. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she majored in Art with a concentration in Fibers and minored in Business. Pamela’s artwork has been included in numerous exhibits across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio including the Carnegie Center for Art & History, the Jewish Community Center, the Embroiders’ Guild of America, the Lexington Central Public Library, Actor’s Theater, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and the Pegasus Gallery at the Louisville International Airport. Her DyeSigns can be purchased in over 150 galleries in 35 states and Canada.
In addition to being a member of the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists, Pamela is also a juried member of the Kentucky Art Council’s Kentucky Crafted program, Louisville Artisans Guild, and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. Pamela has been featured in Today’s Woman, Handmade Business, The Crafts Report, Smart Retailer, Xavier Magazine, and The Courier Journal.
In addition to sewing, quilting, and dyeing fabric, Pamela loves to incorporate photography and mixed media into her art. When she is not driving the pedal of a sewing machine or turning her skin different colors while dyeing her own fabric, Pamela enjoys spending her time working backstage in the theater and uses her artistic talents as a Dresser on the Wardrobe crew for a variety of concerts and Broadway Series touring productions.
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