All my life, I’ve gravitated toward the needle arts. As a child, I sewed saddles for my model horses and made embroideries and fabric collages. Later, as a mother to a young child, yarn and needles helped me relax and unwind once the baby was asleep. This grew into a consuming passion for knitting, and led me to work in a yarn shop for several years, to teach knitting, and to begin designing my own knitting patterns.
I discovered temari 20 years ago. I learned the technique from a book, bought more books, learned more designs, and began making my own designs, informed by traditional techniques and motifs. Given the endless thread, color, and design options at my fingertips, no two of my temari are ever alike.
Recently I have returned to embroidery and I am beginning to explore possibilities of art and stitch. I particularly love the simplicity of running stitch and the textural landscapes that it can create.
I am a member of Vermont Handcrafters, the state’s oldest and largest juried fine art and craft organization. I occasionally offer classes at Grand Isle Art Works, a Vermont Handcrafters-affiliated gallery in Grand Isle, Vermont.
Photo galleries, free knitting patterns, and information on classes, craft fairs, and other events can be found on my website, www.yarndancevt.com. My work is available for sale in my webshop and on Etsy, as well as locally at Grand Isle Art Works.