"I have always had a fascination with fabrics. Since I was a young child I have sewn, knitted, crochet, embroidered, cross stitched. I would sit with my mother and grandmother and work on projects. It has always been my dream to be an artist. Using fiber, cloth and paint came from various classes I attended and books I have read. Each medium seems to work so easy together and the result is always interesting."
Working as a contract costume designer for Opera Memphis also led Magruder to further her creative process. "The costumes are a mix of all types of elements and fabric to make a beautiful presence on stage. This process led me to using the fabrics in my art. It inspired me to experiment and let the fabric be used like paints."
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