My weaving began in 1980 when I finished a graduate program in museum studies. Instead of heading to a curator's workbench, I headed to the weaving studio and stayed there ever since. My work in book arts stemmed from a life long love of reading. In 2005 I gave myself a gift of an art retreat with one of the foremost book artists in the world. I saw how inter-related weaving and book arts were and I have never looked back.
In both weaving and book arts, I constantly look for new materials, new forms and new ways to express my love of both. My work continues to change and evolve, but in my handcrafted products you will always find something you will love to use for a very long time.
Drawn by the colors and textures of yarns, I began weaving on a traditional floor loom in 1980. My early pieces included original design clothing and accessories woven from natural wool fibers. A move from New Jersey to Memphis in 2000 inspired a new direction in weaving. Natural cotton and silk, and more recently sustainable fibers such as bamboo and tencel became my fibers of choice. Not only do the fibers drape beautifully and feel luxurious, they also are easily replenish-able with little need for toxins to promote growth. My belief in stewardship of our Earth extends into my work with hand bound books as I often incorporate hand made paper from natural products.