the natural world.
My first inspiration came from my mother, an artist and teacher, who encouraged my interest in nature and the exploration of fiber arts. In college I pursued studies of rocks and landforms and subsequently began my career as a geologist. While I have found this field rewarding, I’ve never lost my early enthusiasm for the fiber arts.
Geological training has helped me to develop the precision necessary for being a good scientist. I’ve also taken numerous textile classes where I learned new techniques and enhanced my ability to produce quality felt. This training has freed me to experiment with the medium and to produce sound fabrics of novel design.
Using silk and cotton as a foundation, I create fabrics with a specific drape, hand, texture, and color palette to compliment my garment designs. Fine layers of English, Australian, New Zealand or U.S. wools are incorporated into each textile. Luxurious fibers such as cashmere, alpaca and qiviut are often used as well.
Woolwich, Maine USA