I learned weaving skills through courses taken at the Marshfield School of Weaving located in Vermont. There we used equipment of the 19th c., this gave me a deep sense of connectivity and I was hooked. I was opened up to a world of color and texture and patterns with endless possibilities.
Weaving over 35 years, one gains so much just by doing and experimenting. Over those years and to this day my primary occupation has been producing handwoven fabrics for designers, to their specifications. On my own time, weaving continues with one of a kind items for the home. A particular yarn may set off a series of ideas or a season that may inspire certain combinations of colors. The design and creation of scarves provide me with opportunities to play with color, pattern, and texture. Chenille, a yarn known for its velvety texture, is unparalleled for its luxurious softness, drape, and intriguing play of light and shadow. Each one is unique.
I approach rug making in the same way. Using several strands of wool to create a sense of movement, they are evocative of landscapes, sunsets over the ocean or mountains. The rich colors of fall, the delicate greens of spring or a rainbow after a summer shower offer abundant inspiration. Tradition and practicality merge in my use of rags as material for rugs. I have been weaving green throughout my career, reusing and repurposing materials whenever possible with surprising and often exciting results. Once again, practicality led me to create a line of dish towels that absorb water easily and leave no lint behind. No two are alike, they are fun to make and use.