|Mailing Address||PO Box 644|
|Abiquiú, NM 87510|
|Weavings: Rugs, Shawls, Scarves - Oil Paintings, Still Life, Portraits|
After fighting the urge to be an artist, I finally gave up and went full time into weaving! I have a degree in Horticulture and find that my 25 years of designing, planting and maintaining gardens has influenced my work. I love color, nuances of tones and hues, playing with textures and the feel of silkiness. Cotton, rayon and silk seem to be the fibers I like to work with the most.
I began weaving over 30 years ago when I lived in St. Louis, Mo. It was a winter hobby. Upon moving to Abiquiu I began to do lots of shows in New Mexico, Colorado and sometimes in Arizona. Now I do about a dozen shows a year and am on the NM Fiber Tour, being available to tourists everyday from 1 to 4 pm at my home by the Chama River.
I weave scarves and shawls from rayon, cotton and silk. They have a lovely softness and people use them for table runners as well as fashion. My placemats are made from cotton with a bit of rayon and come in several groups of color. They are all washable! In the last 10 years I have added rugs. I am known for colorful rugs made from cotton, towels, sheets, wood and blue jeans. I also do Pendleton wool rugs from their salvage. They come in many colors, some neutral, some are quite colorful. They have great texture to them. They are all washable.
Unlike many weavers, I enjoy custom work - people send me towels or sheets that match their decor and I create rugs to their specifications. it is always interesting and stretches my creativity.