My lifelong love of fiber started on my fifth birthday when my father gave me a pair of knitting needles he had made for me from willow branches. My maternal grandmother provided the yarn and the instructions. To this day, my love of fiber is still very strong. My current passions are weaving and Kumihimo, which is the Japanese tradition of braiding. Both techniques are very controlled, giving order to my life while allowing me the freedom to express myself through color and pattern.
Wonderful teachers, experts in their particular weaving specialties, taught me to weave. I studied braiding at the Adachi School of Kumihimo in Kyoto, Japan. My quest for new techniques and new directions continues by participating in workshops with other fiber artists. I am aided in creating new projects and designs by using software developed specifically for weavers. My imagination directs me.
I am a member of numerous cyberspace fiber groups as well as weaving and braiding guilds, including the Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers and the English Braid Society.
I have, as well, received many awards for my work and have been invited to give workshops and lectures at conferences and guilds.
My studio is willingly shared with Prince Onslo du Chaton, my beloved Maine Coon.
I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-583-1740