"Your work is unique, creative, and gorgeous!"
Mary E., Cincinnati, OH
or, a few pieces of it
One summer evening, a few years ago...
I sat at my kitchen table to make my first hand felted bowl from wool. The soft, natural fibers intrigued me to explore and led me to ask "what if I tried this...or this..."
Throughout my handmade journey, the "what ifs" continue as I explore nuno felting, dyeing, hand painting, and shibori binding. I experiment using embroidery, beading, and other surface design techniques.
For me, working with fiber is very much about using pieces of this and that to create. As I work, I watch seemingly disparate parts come together into a unified whole.
It is my hope that my art will resonate my love of the process of working with fiber as I follow along the pathways of "what if..." one small piece at a time.
Visit my newest website: sylviamancuso.weebly.com
"You do absolutely beautiful work. You are a very talented artist and it is a joy to see (and own!) some of your work."
Sharon W., Louisville, KY
Elegant and distinctive wrap of hand felted silk and wool. Ceramic button. Sold.
Follow in the direction of your happiness
"Thank you so very much for your beautiful work! The scarf is made of warmth & kindness that brings me warmth & pure joy to wrap my favorite colors around me. Many thanks to you & your talent. It is greatly appreciated!" Stacy O., Louisville, KY
"My scarf arrived safely, and so securely boxed … I wanted to immediately open it!! The photo didn't show the beautiful nuances … and the silk is so light and fine. Thank you so much for any trouble to get it to Australia." Patricia W., Queensland, Australia
"She LOVES the handbag!" DJ., Pembroke Pines, FL
"Your work is absolutely beautiful! Just stunning!" Audrey S., Louisville, KY
"Wow, Sylvia! Your work is just so exquisite!" Nancy B., Louisville, KY
"Your exhibit was a very emotional experience for me. Your stories that go with each piece are so thought provoking and exquisite. You have such a beautiful voice! Keep creating!"
Jackie G., Louisville, KY
"Thank you Sylvia, I wore your scarf tonight when we went out for dinner. Very nice. Turquoise and orange shade fit me perfect. Luv it!." M.E.
I am thrilled to share my art with you
with the intention that each piece becomes a
treasure for you to enjoy
and an heirloom to pass down.
Past Shows and Exhibits
St. James Art Fair
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
Louisville Artisans Guild Holiday Showcase
Arts on the Green
Mellwood Spring Art Show
Art on the Parish Green
Jeffersontown Arts Program
Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley
St. Andrews Episcopal Church Art Show
Locust Grove Annual Gardeners' Fair
Norton Commons Art Festival
Art in Speed Park
Louisville Orchestra Art Fair
Kaviar Forge Gallery
KGAC and The Living Arts & Science Center
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea