I AM A MIXED MEDIA FIBER ARTIST…a Weaver, Dyer, Mark Maker. My mediums are: cloth, yarn, dyes, fabric paint, embroidery threads, and found objects.
I fell in love with fiber in 1975 when I took two semesters of an elective called Weaving. The feel and colors of the fiber set off a spark in me. I could spend a lifetime and never experience all it's depths.
I am primarily a Sakiori Weaver. This is a process/technique where I use cloth to reconstruct a new piece of cloth. The process involves taking new yardage or old clothes, cutting them in 1/2” to 1” strips, then weaving them instead of yarn. The Japanese call this method Sakiori. The name Sakiori means: saki – rag to rip or tear and “ori” - to weave. I then embellish this woven canvas with other mediums.
I currently work in Fine Craft Design in my home studio.