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Patricia Burleson

Patricia Burleson received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1976 with a concentration in fibers. She previously studied at the University of Texas, Radcliff Seminars and Rhode Island School of Design and continues to attend professional workshops.

After graduating, Patricia began painting on silk and selling one-of-a-kind clothing to galleries including Neiman Marcus, NY and Berenaka Gallery, Miami. She added scarves and banners to her clothing and exhibited in trade shows including: ACC Craft fair (Dallas TX), Guilford Handcraft Exposition (Guilford, CT) and League of New Hampshire Craftsmen (Sunapee NH).

Currently, her scarves are sold at BNOX Gold &Iron, Pepin, WI and Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT. Patricia also participates in holiday shows at the De Cordova Museum, MA, Brookfield Craft Center, CT and local VT and MA venues.

Ms Burleson has been commissioned to make wedding dresses, fabrics for a dress designer, caftans, dance costumes, folding screens, chuppah, and large banners for theater and corporate offices. She has been a technical advisor for Adirondack Scenic Design, Glen Falls, NY for several banner projects for Ringling Brothers Circus.

Through the years Patricia has taught dye painting workshops in her studio and in national venues.

Patricia Burleson lives with her family in a small town in southern Vermont where she maintains a studio surrounded by woods and gardens.

Please see her sculptural work at


  • Vt. Arts Council
  • Brattleboro Museum of Art
  • Fiber Arts International
  • Surface Design


I am busy painting new scarves for the fall /holiday season.

My scarves are carried year round by:

BNOX Gold & Iron
404 First St.
Pepin , WI

Wesleyan Potters
350 South Main St.
Middletown, CT

I will have scarves and shawls in these Holiday Sales:

Brookfield Craft Center
286 Whisconier Rd.
Brookfield, CT
October 31-December 31, 2009

Decordova Museum
51 Sandy Point Rd.
Lincoln, Ma
November 21-December 31, 2009
extended hours through Dec.24

Monday-Thursday 9:30-9:30
Friday-Saturday 9:30-5:30
Sunday 11:30-5:30


Garments pictured here have been custom designed for my customers.

Please contact me or call me at 802.365.4201 if you are interested in:

  • Custom clothing designs~ which are always welcome
  • Close up photos for clothing

Custom work usually take from 3-8 weeks.

You can coordinate wedding gifts of scarves or shawls with your Chuppah.

See fabric care and fabric descriptions page for further information concerning care or types of fabric.

I also design and paint fabric that can be used by you or your seamstress to construct a garment.

Shipping is free/tax is included in price

Public Art

Please contact me or call me at 802.365.4201 to discuss commissions and find out how together, we can make your ideas into reality!