Barbara J. Schneider’s studio is in the Starline Factory in Harvard, Illinois. She has an extensive background in surface design, and she works with cloth, paint, dye and thread. The Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi (aesthetic of transience and imperfection) is a strong influence in her work. This collection is a series of stitched textiles that are a reinterpretation of traditional still life paintings. These small, intimate artworks use vintage Japanese boro fabrics as backgrounds for personal objects that contain a Wabi-Sabi spirit. Schneider teaches and exhibits her work nationally and internationally, and her work is in both private and public collections.