Charlotte Hord Smith

Charlotte Hord Smith is an American artist and maker based in Carrboro, NC. While she’s dabbled in virtually every form of arts and crafts, her passion is fabric — of all colors and textures. When she discovered papermaking, she put the two together in a way she hasn’t seen anyone else do; her handmade paper began as stationery and evolved into the backdrop for art.

Inspired by birds, animals, local sights, or interesting people, she creates one-of-a-kind mixed-media art pieces using fabric scraps left over from previous sewing projects or repurposed from old clothing. She sews the designs onto paper she’s made by recycling old New Yorker magazines. Each creation is unique and a little quirky. In order to share them with more people, she turns her favorite images into notecards and large format 5”x7” postcards.

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