Making a jacket is a complicated process. I wind (and sometimes dye) the warp, which is followed by threading the loom, weaving the fabric, planning and laying out the pattern, and tailoring the jacket. As Joyce Jones, one of my early mentors, would say “Many enjoyable hours.”
What fibers/yarns do you use?
Natural fibers whenever possible. Currently, I use rayon boucles and chenilles, cottons, silks, and ribbons. Each piece is made up of a combination of these fibers.
I am available for classes, workshops, and speaking engagements.
Can I visit your studio?
Studio visits are by appointment only or you can visit during the annual Camano Island Studio Tour, which is held on Mother’s Day and the following weekends.
What is distinctive about your work?
My work is noted for the the texture, color, and gauge of the yarns I use. These are carefully selected with the finished piece in mind. I use a computer program to design some original woven structures (overall patterns) for my fabrics. I design the cut/pattern and shape of my garments to present classic lines, and flatter the wearer. (See Slideshow below to view the variety and complexity of my weave structures and patterns.)