I have felt connected to fiber throughout my life and grew up in a household of sewers, quilters, and tailors. I was first introduced to weaving, shibori, discharging and dyeing techniques while studying at Moore College of Art and Design as a textile design major more than 25 years ago. I continue to study through classes and workshops.
I am inspired by architectural and natural forms. Color choices are inspired by nature, primarily flowers and birds. However, I am open to many avenues of inspiration and will explore what touches me deeply or creates the formation of a question or puzzle that requires a response or solution.
It is my hope that the joy I experience wile working in my studio and the care that goes into each piece will be transferred to the person who uses it. Therefore, the continued use of each piece is as important as each step in it’s creation.
I work with natural fiber yarns and fabric – cotton, wool, silk, rayon, and tencel. while the majority of my current work is created with commercially dyed yarn, I am fascinated by the dyeing process and I’m in the process of setting up a small area of my studio for dyeing my own yarns for future work.
Nothing is more exciting to me than randomly placing color on a prepared warp and seeing what appears when I begin to weave. The same holds true for hand-dyed fabric.