Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2019-11-22
Subjects: Vizard, Rebecca | TEXTILES | Fabric arts
- Courtney, Beth Host
- Laudun, Tika Producer
- Vizard, Rebecca Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 22, 2019, features an interview with Rebecca Vizard conducted by Beth Courtney. Vizard, a native of St. Joseph in Tensas Parish, is a world renowned textile artist and the owner B. Viz Design. She discusses: the stories behind some of the antique textiles she works with; living in her hometown of St. Joseph; creating jobs in her rural community; the process for making pillows from antique textiles; her travels around the world; what she learned from her mentor; her book, “Once Upon a Pillow”; her daughter running her shop in New Orleans; and her community projects.