I am a fiber artist. I have long been interested in all things fiber. In the last several years, I have become fascinated by the entire creative process involved in composing fiber art pieces using non-traditional methods and materials to achieve my artistic vision, most often inspired by nature and my original nature photography.
The surface design materials that I regularly work with on fabric include: paint, Procion MX reactive dye, foraged natural plant dye, rust, photos transfered to fabric, beads, oil paint sticks, foil, glitter, Angelina fiber, and much more... A variety of threads, yarns and occasionally, found objects are often stitched onto the piece and more free motion stitch is added to create rich texture and additional visual interest. It's all crazy fun, satisfying and good for my soul!
I often work, teach and exhibit with fellow fiber artist Melanie Johnston.