About

 

           

Hi, I'm Janice Schmidt, the goddess behind Goddess Rags.  Based in the Asheville, NC area where I create my one of a kind garments.   As a child growing up, my mother and grandmother taught me the joy of working with my hands.  The materials may have been clay, yarn and bread dough, rather than fabric bits, but they gave me the confidence to explore.  

I've always love to sew and I love wearing one of a kind clothing.  While I focused my art career on mosaics for more than 20 years, it was an easy and gradual transition returning to my love of creating through fabrics. The textures are different from mosaic tesserae, but with both clothing and mosaic design, you explore colors and their relationships, shape and working with small bits.  Focusing on vintage fabrics making skirts, vests and jackets, my garments are colorful and storied.  

 

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