Barbara Woods is an artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her experience in the textile industry dates back 27 years and includes designing and constructing everything from ski parkas to large tents. In 1988 she began studying the eastern techniques of Shibori, Katazome, Batik and experimenting with surface design on textile.
To this day the Gutta Serti technique is her preferred choice for silk-painting. A strong background in tailoring and pattern drafting, allowed her to create unique one of kind clothing. From 1990 through 1996 Barbara owned and operated the Woodsilks Gallery in Santa Fe. Woodsilks Gallery represented her work as well as works by textile artists from around the USA. The gallery specialized in custom hand-painted silk clothing, loomed knits & hand-weavings serving a worldwide clientele. In 1996 she closed the retail gallery to concentrate on her art through her Woodsilks Studio.