I'm a designer, teacher, and fiber artist specializing in wool and all things related! I love creating unique designs and wearable art, and I enjoy sharing my ideas and talents with others through classes, programs and workshops.
I love the great vintage needle packs Glenna tucked into the front pocket!
Flirty Fedora Hat Class
Carolyn & Barbara modeling their gorgeous hats
Silk 'n wool
Yummy sherbet colors!
Katherine P. made this great hat using my Flirty Fedora pattern!
A close-up view of the wet-felted wool flowers in the quilt below.
"My Grandma's House"
My original quilt will be featured in April in my guild's calendar next year!
Patty & Carolyn at the Artquilt exhibit
NC Quilt Symposium '09
Me, Rachel Clark & 1st place winner
Spring Quilt Market - Pittsburgh
This was only half the show!
Allegheny River bridge
This was our view from the Pittsburgh QM show lobby!
Historic hotel in downtown Pittsburgh
Needle-felt Purse Class -Day
Beautiful "upcycled" sweater purses
Needle-felt Purse Class - Evening Artists
Creative minds at work!
March Hats Workshop
Some merry hat-makers sharing their creations!
Wool Beads Bracelet
Margaret made this gorgeous wooly bracelet with a Rennaissance aura!
Wet-felted "Water Lilies"
Here's a wet-felted landscape I created for a recent challenge
"Tribute to Hiroshige" Needle-felted Jacket
A wooly jacket I made and needle-felted a well-known landscape on the back!
Wooly Geode Pins
Fun 'n easy to make!
Altered Couture Winter 2009
Check out my "Coming up Roses" projects in this great issue!
Vickie, Carol Cypher & Alby
Creative dinner gal-pals in Chantilly, VA!
I made this wrap with original needle-felted tree design and wore it to SAFF, I love the way it flows!
Hand-dyed Wool Roving
I dyed these wool fibers myself at a class I helped with at SAFF!
Nuno-felted Scarf Class
Gail & Sara modeling their beautiful original scarves
Nuno-felted Scarf Kit Colors
Here are some of the color choices for the nuno-felted scarf class kits
"A Peach of a Pin"
Flower pin made from the extra orchid lips
Nuno-felted Orchid Lips
...for the "Wallflowers" quilt...
Original wall hanging featuring needle-felting, nuno-felting, and applique
Wearable Art Show Models
My wearable art never looked so good!
Fiber Peacock Feather Pin
See my blog for directions on how to make this "green" pin!
Fuchsia Nuno-felted Scarf & Pin
Here's the Nuno-felted Scarf & Geode Pin I made for my fortune cookie challenge!
Felted Fuchsia Wool Beads
...and here's the wool beads jewelry I felted to go with the nuno scarf.
Wool Fibers & Beads Kit
Sample of Wool fibers to make Wool beads (see center of photo) and coordinating turquoise beads with Asian porcelain pendant...yum!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
MAQF 2018 Nuno-felted Scarf Class
I had such a great class Friday at the show, my Nuno-felted Scarf class was packed with 21 students! They were so incredible, sharing workspace as needed and also inspiration and ideas. Each student chose their favorite hand-dyed silk chiffon scarf, and then their fibers and embellishments from my "fiber buffet". Every scarf was so different, and absolutely gorgeous! I am so very proud of all of my students, not only for their beautiful art, but in the way they supported each other and worked together. Here is a sampling o their work, still wet...I can only imagine how wonderful the scarves looked after they dried and the colors and luster of the fibers came out!
This was such a beautiful and elegant scarf, can you believe she finished first?
Whimsical flowers and vines on a sea of blue.
A wonderful abstract art piece, full of textures and vibrant colors!
What a beautiful layout in this flower garden on an earth-tone silk scarf!
Beautiful colors in this very wearable art scarf!
I love this composition, she created fish swimming in an ocean of blue!
This snow-dyed silk scarf was transformed into a wearable work of art by this student!
What a sumptuous ruffle in this romantic piece!
Rich, vibrant wool colors on a hot red and yellow silk scarf, love it!
A group of sisters and their friend were sweet enough to come by my booth at the show Saturday and show me their gorgeous scarves after they'd dried, wow!
My new "fashionista" friend Anne came by my booth to see me too, what a blessing it was to meet her! Truly, we are kindred spirits.