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An Unusual Path to Fabric Art
Before Joyce Teng became known as a Fabric Artist, she was a pharmacist in her native Taiwan. Not only did she teach at a Pharmacy School, but as a chemist, she developed a heart medicine.
Her transition from science to art happened on a trip to the United States while attending the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Viewing the show, Joyce’s eye for color and design came alive, releasing lots of art ideas in her mind. Among those ideas was to start her own art related business – which she did in 1984 – TSC Designs.
This family-run business started out in Joyce’s garage as Teachers Stamp Company. Joyce Teng manufactured her own line of rubber stamps and other educational arts and crafts products. Joyce later designed and produced brass embossing templates and other accessories for paper crafts and scrapbooking. In 2005, Joyce and her husband retired from the stamping business to focus solely on providing unique and innovative products for quilters & sewers. Since 1990, they have worked with Tsukineko Inc. to provide the highest quality paper and fabric inks to their customers. During this 31-year relationship, they have helped thousands of creative minds develop new ways to “color” their world!
Art Overcomes Tragedies
Joyce Teng has survived two life-threatening events that actually increased her desire to be more creative. The first event happened while she was attending Paducah in April of 2014 when she suffered a massive stroke at the show. Lucky for Joyce, Paducah’s hospital is a major stroke center and was able to give Joyce the best treatment from the best doctors available. She says that after the stroke, “God opened her brain” and ever since she has experienced non-stop creativity. “New things come out every day,” shares Joyce.
Then, in August 2017, Joyce was living in Houston, Texas when Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Joyce’s home was completely flooded and FEMA told them that they had to get rid of everything. With the help of 30 volunteers, any salvable goods were packed up and put in a warehouse. Joyce said she and her family were living basically day by day to get back on their feet. Joyce feels that from this experience, she and her family were blessed by the manpower and community spirit present during those struggling times.
Teaching and Vending at Road 2022
Despite Hurricane Harvey, Joyce Teng and her husband were at Road to California 2018 just five months later, manning their TSC Designs vendor booth in the new Pavilion shopping area. Joyce also taught several classes at Road 2018, mentoring guests as they developed their artistic creativity. Joyce and her husband’s enthusiasm for their products and techniques have made them a real crowd pleaser during Road to California shows.
Joyce’s classes at Road 2022 are handwork classes. Students will learn to use Tsukeniko fabric inks as well as special brushes, markers, stencils, and other innovative supplies to create their own unique fabric art designs.
To learn more about Joyce Teng and TSC Designs, please visit their website.