by Lauren Cusimano

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Intaglio printing inks, embroidery threads and yarns, felt and cotton fabric on canvas

  • 12oz Heavy Canvas
  • Bottom Gusset
  • Reinforced at stress points
  • 21 inch Web Handles


About the Tote Bag:
This print was born from a love for vintage and an honest reflection of my available quilting time. The gridded butterfly pattern comes from a 1930’s paper-pieced quilt block while the colorful embroidery comes from a burning desire to use every possible little thread scrap other projects left behind. The pattern is fun and playful while the additional pockets are a type-A organizer's dream.


About the Artist:
Year: Senior
Major: Studio Art- Fibers
Hometown: Michigan, currently living in Winchester, VA

Plans for the Future: After graduating I would like to participate in artist’s residencies and dedicate my time to building my professional practice. I also hope to attend an MFA program after taking a small break from school.

A Little bit more about Lauren: Lauren’s work relies heavily on botanical imagery, either in simple appreciation of its beauty or to convey her life experiences. Although she is most drawn to fibers, Lauren also enjoys working in printmaking and with salvaged materials. No matter the medium, Lauren prefers to create using slow and methodical means thus allowing her art practice to serve as a time for reflection. Currently, Lauren is completing a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at James Madison University with a concentration in fiber arts.

Monday Nov 5 2018