Over the years I have learned what captures me most in a culture moves through my senses, my mind and my hands, and emerges in the weaving. I become intrigued and lured by a shape, a texture, a concept or a color and I go after it to see where it takes me, where I can take it, and what it can become.
My weaving studio nestles in the wine grape country of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It has three large windows, three variously sized looms, and one woman passionate about color and fabric. This has been my home, life and livelihood since 1980. Clothing has been my main focus. Primarily, the fabrics are cotton, silk and rayon working together. Although fabric is primarily woven in a plane, my visions of it are dimensional within the parameters of the human form. I’ve explored many techniques, colorways and garment designs. I am open, later, to revisiting them in a new light.