Laverne Zabielski received her MFA in writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied Japanese Shibori silk dyeing with Arturo Alonzo Sandoval at the University of Kentucky. Her truly wearable art includes poetry skirts, serenity shawls, goddess capes, boleros, jackets, riding coats and dresses. Each design consists of several strips of her hand-dyed fabric which have been torn and serged before being sewn together. A process through which she recovers memories contained in the 5/8" seam allowance she learned from her mother. She has exhibited her wearable art in several boutiques and galleries in Lexington, Louisville, Asheville, Cincinnati and San Francisco.