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Mattei, Pamela — DyeSigns by Pamela

Louisville, KY


silk wearables, scarves

Originally from Ohio, where she graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Fine Art with a concentration in fiber, Pamela Mattei now lives in Louisville, KY where she creates hand-dyed silk scarves, kimono jackets and purses. In addition to sewing, quilting and dyeing fabric, Pamela enjoys incorporating photography and mixed media in her artwork.


Pamela’s recent works have horses as her subject – and she has designed a line of pins called Horses with Attitude that utilize fiber, dye, metallic threads, and beads. In addition to working in the world of fiber, Pamela also is active as a stage manager in the theatre. She has worked as a dresser with the wardrobe crews for a variety of Broadway touring productions and recently worked as a costume painter for Disney’s The Lion King at the Kentucky Center in Louisville.


Pamela has also created larger scale works for public art projects such as Gallapallosa in Lexington. She is a juried member of the Kentucky Art Council’s Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and is a member of the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists. (LAFTA)


Works by Pamela Mattei can be found at Appalachian Fireside Gallery, Berea, KY; Artique, Lexington, KY; the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY; True Kentucky, Glendale, KY; My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown, KY; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and the Louisville International Airport; Locust Grove Museum Shop, Louisville; and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.