About my Fiber Art
In order to work with fiber art, I have taken a break from painting. I use the same design concepts with my fashions as I do with my paintings. It’s all about composition: repetition of shapes, color scheme, focal point and contrasts of various types. Although my work is mostly nuno felt, I needle felt Merino wool and silk into some of my designs. It's a soft wool that can be used against the skin. I like the sparkle of adding beads and Angelina fiber. I also love the texture of the waste products such as the curls and the silk rod carriers. I hand dye the rod carriers, and if I use silk, I hand paint or dye it.
As a young woman, I hated to sew, but I find the creative process of felting is very different. I depended on patterns back then, but now the exciting part is cutting my own designs and pushing my mind into areas that are new. My new spring collection includes scarves, shawls, vests, vest coats, hats and handbags. The fashions feature cut lace work, and hand painted three dimensional work. I also do brooches, 3D flowers and smaller items to compliment my garments.
painter, fiber artist