|Mailing Address||PO Box 146|
|Abiquiú, NM 87510|
|Abiquiu Friends Dolls, Hand Dyed Fabrics & Scarves|
I am in a life-long love affair with textile arts. I probably started sewing at age 6 when my Grandmother gave me fabrics and trims. I have studied costume and clothing construction and design as well as surface design techniques, and worked with professional dyes for many years.
ART-TO WEAR: I also love to “save” quality clothing from thrift stores and yard sales and then alter them for a new life. I have been manipulating fabrics for almost 50 years and use many different techniques to turn outdated clothing into art to wear.
SILK SCARVES: Scarves continue to be a favorite for me with surface design. With the scarves I can try out different dyes and techniques. My scarves vary from designs based on local petroglyps to sun-prints to intricate tie-dyed creations.
VINTAGE TREASURES: My collection includes quality embroidered and woven tablecloths, napkins, runners and doilies. I incorporate some of these textiles into my clothing and some are available for continued use at the table. Many have been given modern color.
TEXTILE TREASURE KITS: My Grandmother encouraged my love of textile design with gifts from her scrap bag. I am honoring her gift and providing that encouragement in the form of Textile Treasure Kits. The color-coordinated treasures include hand-dyed embroideries, fabrics, and trims, as well as carefully selected buttons or beads.