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ABOUT MY WORK:
My goal is to create everything myself, locally, with the smallest environmental impact.
For my hand stitched work I start with vintage, salvaged and repurposed wool. Using non-toxic, fiber reactive dyes I custom dye both my wool and organic cotton thread. Vintage/upcycled cotton is used to create my printable cotton designs-I make the printer sheets with Bubble-Jet Set a non-toxic product.
For all printed work I design and illustrate everything, drawing on years of design experience and product development.

ABOUT ME:
I grew up underfoot in my Nana's fiber art studio-surrounded by dye, silk, wool and the joy of creating. My collision course with art began there and has been unstoppable ever since. My career path has taken me from directing a rural non-profit, peer-counseling youth street workers, and running a licensed…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 18
  • Joined October 24, 2009

Favorite materials

COLOR, Fiber of all shapes and kinds, textiles, wool, felt, upcycled recycled reclaimed vintage salvaged materials, cotton, silk, buttons, lace, notions, natural dyes, paper and ink

About

ABOUT MY WORK:
My goal is to create everything myself, locally, with the smallest environmental impact.
For my hand stitched work I start with vintage, salvaged and repurposed wool. Using non-toxic, fiber reactive dyes I custom dye both my wool and organic cotton thread. Vintage/upcycled cotton is used to create my printable cotton designs-I make the printer sheets with Bubble-Jet Set a non-toxic product.
For all printed work I design and illustrate everything, drawing on years of design experience and product development.

ABOUT ME:
I grew up underfoot in my Nana's fiber art studio-surrounded by dye, silk, wool and the joy of creating. My collision course with art began there and has been unstoppable ever since. My career path has taken me from directing a rural non-profit, peer-counseling youth street workers, and running a licensed preschool, to operating a high end jewellery design company and now to graphic design/marketing. When I became a mother at 21 I started focusing on art as a way to stay sane. 6 years and another daughter later I am finally able to pursue creating full time. Now my children will grow up underfoot in my studio-while I craft beautiful things for people like you. A perfect circle!

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