I am a Fiber Artist
My passion for weaving began in 2002, starting with weaving banners and prayer flags, and spread to encompass tapestry and other fiber arts. I am self taught, using books, videos, and occasional workshops to advance my knowledge and skills.
The calm meditative process of tapestry allows my spirit to grow as the weaving takes shape. Working with the different fibers and threads gives my fingers the connection to textures, smooth and rough, that adds purpose to the design. My tapestries give me a sense of connectedness to a particular time and place, providing a sense of comfort to my mind as I face the social concerns prevalent in our lives today.
Aside from tapestry, my weaving focus has been on designing and weaving banners and prayer flags in double weave pickup. Recently I’ve been experimenting with mixing felting with weaving. We will see where that takes me. My fiber-enabling husband, David, our beagle Maudie, and I live about an hour west of Chicago, where I belong to a number of weaving and spinning guilds.
I am a Teacher
As an active weaver for over 20 years I teach Double Weave Pickup.
Two day or 2 1/2 day workshops are available.
learn the basics of double weave pickup. Weave a banner, wall hanging, or Prayer Flag.
Where I have been:
Won Awards in the Blue Ridge Fiber shows in 2014 and 2016. 2014- “Peace in Any Language”. 2016 best of category “the Horseman”.
Ribbons awarded in the Woodstock Weavers Guild starting in 2008, including best of show 2011 ( No Good Deed)and 2012 (Peace in any Language)and awards for other awards for numerous Prayer Flags and other weavings.
Juried show at the 2017 Waterstreet Art Gallery 8th Anniversary show, Batavia, Il.
President of Woodstock Weavers Guild in 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18.
Award winner Blue Ridge Mountain Fiber show 2019 for “Teach Peace” Banner.
Member choice award 2019 Midwest Conference for “Teach peace” Banner.
HGA award 2019 Midwest Conference for “Silky Sensations” Scarf.