Fiber and Textile Arts
Below are some examples of items that I have knit, crocheted, or sewn. I am currently working on designing pieces to utilize the fabric from secondhand or damaged clothing, especially clothes that have great environmental impact, such as denim.
Upcycled Furniture and Folk Art
These pieces have been created using discarded materials in an attempt to find new life in them. I particularly enjoy using glass and tile mosaic as a means of rejuvenating damaged furniture.
The Great Wheel
In August of 2013 I purchased a very special type of spinning wheel at an auction. The Great Wheel is a style of spinning wheel that is all but extinct as far as spinners are concerned. Typically these wheels are relegated to decor. I embarked on a journey to rehabilitate the wheel and learn how to use it. Along the way I have had the opportunity to experiment with new techniques like naturally dyeing wool and blending different fibers for spinning, and this nineteenth century relic is happily back in use.