Color - the Inspiration
Color is a life-long fascination. It’s come alive through:
testing all of the possible combinations in my box of 64
fingering bolts of fabric and sewing plaid skirts for the start of the new school year
my first introduction to watercolor pencils
dyeing thousands of yards of cotton cloth
the multitudes of greens in my private garden oasis
creating fair isle patterns
anticipating the changes in a long run of gradient yarn
and now in blending fibers to create complex layers of spinning fibers.
A bit more about me:
I could hear the snick-snick of pinking shears against the kitchen table before I was born. Fortunate to have a wildly creative mom, I was encouraged to illustrate my poems, sew doll clothes, and learn the Bishop Method of Clothing Construction. Later, I became fascinated with color and transparency as I explored watercolor and dye. Fiber has remained my primary medium - art clothing, quilts, feltmaking, and spinning.