Milo & Indigo
I come by a love of all things fiber from my mother and grandmother. My mother is a quilter, and my grandmother knitted and crocheted. I grew up sewing, but since retiring in 2013 from 27 years of teaching, I now devote full time to creating with fiber. While teaching in language arts, I encouraged my students to create with words and think outside the box. Now it’s my turn.
I love art that functions. I create useable fiber art. I like to experiment with fiber trying new approaches like creating new fabric using water soluble stabilizer then free motion stitching. It’s fun to watch how different applications changes the color and texture of the fabric. Often I start with a color group and then manipulate the fiber to add texture. I prefer to work with natural fibers like wool, silk and cotton. Many materials come from repurposed fabrics crafted out of recycled garments.
I live in Prairie Village, Kansas. As past president and secretary of the Kansas City Fiber Guild, I currently serve on the Kansas City Fiber board and on the Board for the Guild’s annual Creative Hand Show and Sale. My work is available at Eclectics Gift Gallery in Kansas City, MO.