These are the sessions that I will be teaching. Hope you can join us!
Participants will dye two silk scarves (8” x 72”) with easy to use Colorhue silk dyes. The scrunch dye method will be taught, as well as a demonstration of how to do easy shibori folds. Each participant will go home with two beautifully dyed 100% habotai silk scarves.
Fabric collage with rough edges (based on Susan Carlson’s techniques) is a simple and exciting process. This class will free you to do and try things you thought you couldn’t do with fabric. In the class, you will complete a unique fabric collage.
Fabric Collage Hand Stitching:
We will finish the collages we completed the week before. Hand stitching and embroidery adds another dimension to your fabric collage.
Our twice yearly Keystone Art Space Open Studios was so much fun last night. Lots of people, new friends and old. Great to see everyone!
An unexpected and wonderful benefit of my art practice:
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles has a group of my Odd Socks creatures on one of their waiting room walls. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the grandfather of a tiny patient who was undergoing heart surgery. He wanted to know if I had any Odd Socks creatures available to purchase. I was honored and happy to give him one - he came to my studio to pick out just the right one for his granddaughter. She is recovering well. Here's a photo of Madeleine and her new creature, which she has named “Daffodil.”
The "Art Quilts" exhibition is now at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock CA. The exhibition runs from April 4 thru May 27, 2018. Here's a couple of photos of the installation - my "Homage to LA" artwork is on the right on the wall. If you are in the area, it's a good chance to see some great fiber art.
Edward Goldman on NPR Radio's "Art Talk" has a short review of the group art quilt exhibition that I'm in at the California Heritage Museum this month. Press "play" to listen, scroll down to see a couple of photos and the actual text.
The Liberty Hill foundation is a leader in social justice issues. They commissioned me to create an artwork for their offices in 2014, and then published this interview with me. I recently re-read the interview, and thought I'd share it here. In it, I talk about how I started in the fiber arts, and some of my inspirations. Enjoy!
Welcome to my updated website! Unfortunately, the older blog posts do not roll over to the new website, so here we go, starting the blog anew. I will post news and upcoming events here. Oh, and the above photo is of where I grew up in Canada. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!
I am influenced by the landscape of my childhood, both interior and exterior. I grew up in a remote Quaker community adjacent to the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. My work is also influenced by the strong light and colors of Los Angeles, my chosen home.