My interest in fiber began early, when at five I fashioned a needle and thread from a bobby pin and a piece of string in order to repair the tattered edges of a favorite childhood blanket. I've since costumed plays, designed and manufactured garments, and now print much of the fabric I use in my mixed media art pieces. Many of my studio designs are available to you on-demand from the site below!
I use a variety of surface design materials, tools and techniques to transform fabric including stitch, applique, Thermofax screens, mono prints, hand-carved stamps and stencils, paint, dye, ink, resist and discharge medium.
I am attracted to nature's color and pattern, to lines in ancient symbols and language. I am interested in negative space and aspects of what may not be readily seen as I believe there's always more to the story. I use materials often discarded as a way of honoring the whole and find this practice helps deepen my appreciation for life's many layers.