contemporary textile art for home
These pieces are one of a kind and made only by me, start to finish. I start with a pile of fabric and spools of thread. Curved lines are cut and stitched without a guide or needles, see Bamboo and Little Bit of Blue. Lacework is made by sliding the piece freehand under the moving needle of my machine to create thousands of interlocking circles, see On a Kodiak Beach and Lichen. Textile collages are layers and layers of yarn, stitched into place with the same kind of overlapping circles until a new lush fabric is formed. I use those pieces to cut shapes and create a complete piece, see Every Year, Tulips. Using the tiniest pieces of fabric, I create thin lines of black and small blocks of color, reminiscent of stained glass. There are hundreds of pieces in Shattered.
The process of taking the ingredients - fabric and thread - and finishing a piece that someone will enjoy in their home or give as a handmade gift is incredibly satisfying. These pieces warm up a space with those familiar ingredients and brighten a space with their unusual components and structure.