My goal is to craft felted wearable art. These works provide not only warmth but also a sense of peace and comfort inspired by my five-year stay in New Zealand. I feel it is important to keep art close to the heart, which is why my works are wearable.
Inspired by New Zealand artists, ocean waves and wildlife, my work honors the country’s natural resources and incorporates a technique that uses its native materials in respectful and sustainable ways.
I use the finest merino wool and light silk to create wearable art that provides warmth in the winter and the lighter ones provide warmth against chilly air conditioning in the summer. I produce these lightweight garments using a technique called nuno.
Nuno—from the Japanese word for “cloth”—is a modern take on the ancient craft of felting that involves coaxing slender wool fibers through loose silk fabric. Nuno felting offers wonderful versatility when creating deep colors and touchable textures.
I specialize in custom clothing, scarves and bags.
So, how do I get my name on the list?
The mission of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists.