Color, Texture and Sparkle is what I am all about
I have sewn and knitted since I was 6, quilted for 25 years and played with beads for 20. I work intuitively, experimentally, creating from somewhere inside myself. I use fabrics, thread, yarns and beads. When making quilts or fiber pieces like handbags, the fabric will speak to me or remind me of an experience or place. My quilts are sometimes pictorial, sometimes abstract. I use all fabrics – hand-dyed, quilt cottons and anything else I can get my hands on. I love the play of color and textures. Most of my work is “embellished” in some way
My fascination with bead knitting started with the discovery of a beaded knitted family heirloom from the late 1800s. The combination of sparkle, light, and color of the beads has the potential to create a mood or sense of peace when working with them. Plus, there is a texture created by the two materials together. It just feels good! Finding the right combination of yarns or threads with beads for perfect composition in my knitted pieces can be challenging yet fun. The traditional purses take a long time to knit on tiny needles, so I developed a line of patterns for purses made on slightly larger needles with larger beads and threads.
I love the joy of seeing the pieces come together and the challenge of each unique combination of yarn, threads, & beads that creates the perfect composition. I find a great sense of accomplishment in sewing & beading with precision, yet also having a sense of spontaneity in the design & composition, as I follow where each piece takes me.
it often turns into a meditative process. Each quilt, pin, and necklace is unique and many loving hours go into them.
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