Color and fiber have been my passion for many years. I love the textures and feel of fiber and playing with colors in weaving. I have been using fiber in one form or another all my life, sewing and knitting as a child and teen-ager, moving to weaving after college and spinning when I met friends with sheep.
As I moved from the north of the US to the south- Texas, Arizona and now New Mexico it was too hot for wool, so I started weaving with cotton and other fibers. I learned to love using cotton- weaving towels, rugs, and functional everyday items.
Recently I found a new fiber-tencel. Tencel is a type of rayon made from by-products in wood processing and it has a beautiful sheen and drape. It is hand-washable and after pressing develops a soft hand which is lovely to wear. The scarves and shawl in the exhibit use tencel in three colors. The weave structure enables the viewer to see more variations in color because of the warp and weft color order.
I am always experimenting with patterns in weaving and fibers. Since moving to New Mexico two years ago, I have exhibited with the Mesilla Valley Weavers guild and regularly spin at the Farm and Ranch museum.