Loree Jackson is a textile and art journal artist living in Crescent City, Florida.
Loree creates fabric collages using mostly cotton fabric scraps that are taken from friends and family and have meaning to her. She prefers the worn feel and look of used fabrics and the stories that they tell. Loree also uses machine and hand embroidery techniques to enhance her fabric “bits”.
Loree’s fabric collages and journal pages are inspired by the people in her life and the things that have meaning to her, whether from the present or the past. She works from her drawings and sketches, so sketchbooks are integral to her work. Tracing around the drawings, she puts together different fabrics and colors to create the whole, and adds thread to create the line.
Loree works on watercolor paper for her art journal pages but is tending more toward building “enhanced” pages, or paper built up in layers using discarded papers, giving the page a more organic-structural feel.