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I grew up in a small town close to Copenhagen in Denmark. My Mother was always knitting and unravelling sweaters when I was a kid, and my Grandmother made cute dolls clothes with matching outfits for me. They both taught me basic skills in crochet and knitting, which became the base for my creativity today.
I came to the US in 1992 as a new bride. Knitting and sewing helped me during the transition in my new country. I studied ceramics and sculpture at Georgia State University. My studies very much influenced my fiber arts later. I never saw fiber art as a way to earn money, but I experimented and put my first felted ponchos and scarves up for sale in 2003. It was an instant hit.
I stay home with my two kids. Much of my production takes place at the playground, or outside in my garden. Nature throws its inspiration at me everywhere we go. I love indiginous people's art, especially…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 20
  • Joined September 24, 2011

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wool, linen, cotton, buttons, wire, clay, glazes, wood, rocks, gem stones, fabric, glass

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I grew up in a small town close to Copenhagen in Denmark. My Mother was always knitting and unravelling sweaters when I was a kid, and my Grandmother made cute dolls clothes with matching outfits for me. They both taught me basic skills in crochet and knitting, which became the base for my creativity today.
I came to the US in 1992 as a new bride. Knitting and sewing helped me during the transition in my new country. I studied ceramics and sculpture at Georgia State University. My studies very much influenced my fiber arts later. I never saw fiber art as a way to earn money, but I experimented and put my first felted ponchos and scarves up for sale in 2003. It was an instant hit.
I stay home with my two kids. Much of my production takes place at the playground, or outside in my garden. Nature throws its inspiration at me everywhere we go. I love indiginous people's art, especially masks are fascinating to me Masks have always drawn me in, and the possibilities for interpretation are endless.
I am passionate about the process of creating forms, textures and colors. I always try to find new expressions within the process. I never make any items identical. I make series of similar form, but each scarf and pillow are truly unique.
I learned early on that being a prolific artist meant I had to curb my expenses. Yet finding materials of high quality. I began to repurpose materials, which made sense both financially and environmentally.
I test new ideas and products for comfort, feel and durability. I believe in making products with integrity and they must be made responsibly.

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