On display at the Holiday POP! Gallery
1650 Yellow Pine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
I am a passionate fiber artist. For over 20 years I have been drawing inspiration from our Colorado environment. Starting with white silk fabric I paint, dye and sew fabric to create one of a kind art. I now use natural dyes and have started using botanical items to create designs.
I always loved fabric, sewing and dressing up. When I was a little girl my grandmother and mom taught me to sew. They made all my clothes double since I have a twin sister. By our teens my sister could tailor coats. Not me! I tried different ways to make spectacular clothes. Today I combine my love of sewing with the vibrant world of colors on silk. I create art hangings, seasonal silk scarves, felted shawls and jackets.
Each year I study and develop new techniques. I studied Shibori, a Japanese method of creating patterns on fiber. More recently, fascinated with Nuno-felting, I have begun combining silk painting and felting using native Coloradan alpaca fibers to create unique shawls and jackets.
I am an active member of the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden at the Denver Botanical Gardens-Chatfield. We maintain a garden of plants where we make natural dyes, which I use in all of my art. These natural dyes led me to eco-printing using leaves, seeds and other botanical items to create designs. I have begun rust printing using found objects containing iron to create unique patterns.
In my studios in North Boulder and Tabernash, CO I create a variety of fiber art. I teach dyeing, silk painting, Shibori, Nuno-felting, eco-printing and rust printing. I have taught and done demonstrations at the Taos Fiber Market, the Estes Park Wool Market, Salida Fiber Festival and the Center for the Arts Evergreen as well as for private groups of fiber artists.
Rocky Mountain Handweavers Guild (RMWG)
Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield
Womens Caucus of Art (WCA-CO)
North Boulder Art District (NoBo)
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