Announcement Welcome! My primary medium is textiles. I am currently exploring thread painting and re-purposing fabrics!
Welcome! My primary medium is textiles. I am currently exploring thread painting and re-purposing fabrics!
april1 on May 18, 2015
Gorgeous patch bought for a pair of cut-offs. Only wrinkle I experienced was that adhesive didn't work. Not complaining, though--I would have probably had to reinforce it with stitches anyway (due to its size & purpose!!😉). It looks great and I'm really happy to have a wearable piece of art. ••Thank you••
Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012
The workmanship is beautiful however, the quilt had 8 stains on it when I received it. I washed it and was able to get them out. Unfortunately, in doing so the 2 larger spots left the fabric lighter then the rest. I was offered a 30% discount from the seller but on my NEXT purchase. She only offered apologies for this purchase. Hopefully she has learned to check her merchandise before sending it out.
I have been sewing since childhood. My mother is an amazing seamstress, I aspire to her exactness! Art quilting since I moved to Washington state in 2002, I also joined Quiltart.com, a list serve of textile and fiber artists from around the world. I began exploring surface design as well as piecing possibilities with my work.
I enjoy exploring fabric manipulation techniques as well as embellishment possibilities. Smaller work is often done as a series, in stages.
In 2007 I opened my Etsy Shop and began the journey to self representing artist. My Local Etsy team is quite active, we meet monthly. It as my check in, "Am I moving forward with that self representing part?" So much more of a challenge than I anticipated! My youngest son calls it self advocacy.
I have recently been exploring more reclaiming/repurposing/recycling of fabrics, including knitting and broomstick lace making. The resulting scarves and floor mats are fun and interesting. Most of my yarn I have acquired through gifting, thrifting, and estate sales. Left overs from current projects add to the mix.
I continue to teach, over thirty years, now. After 20 years in a classroom, I have been in private supplementary education since 2003. Something about demystifying learning for kids fills my soul.
In August 2012, I opened a brick and mortar shop/studio/gallery inside The Olympia Flea Market, 210 Thurston Ave. downtown Olympia, Washington. I had been setting up my wares the first weekend of the month, in a booth in the open warehouse, on and off for over a year before I made the leap to a full time studio space.
Born and raised in New England the swap-meet/flea market atmosphere is comfortingly familiar. I remember spending hours as a kid at the local historical society. Their collection and display was fascinating. There were even one or two of those quaint antique shops within walking distance of where I grew up.
I am at the studio on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM -5 PM creating, cleaning old sewing machines, or sorting and organizing vintage and surplus notions.
My latest mantra~ Just keep sewing, sewing, sewing!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Just keep sewing, sewing, sewing!
If you have any questions about a particular piece please contact me through the contact link on the main page of my shop or an individual item page. I would love to discuss any piece in greater detail.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you are not I wish to respect your preference.
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase once received please contact me immediately.
Upon return receipt of the item in the condition it was sent, I will refund the purchase price including shipping costs.
Please include the original shipping label inside the returned package.