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!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Finally getting around to posting more pics of the jaw-dropping quilts I saw in Houston, what a busy holiday season we had! I'm actually glad it's over, ready to start out a new year with a fresh new outlook. But I couldn't close the chapter on 2012 without sharing these pics of these gorgeous pieces, these were some of my favorites from the show. Notice the pretty ruched handles on the basket quilt, I thought this was a very clever technique. And I love the pineapples in this pineapple quilt, so bright and cheerful! The black and white and graytone quilt was so much fun with it's take on old-fashioned characters. And some of the quilts looked like classic paintings by the masters; note the arch art quilt, reminiscent of Monet, and the more graphic wave quilt brought to mind the vintage woodcuts by Japanese artist Hiroshige. So much inspiration, it was hard to take it all in!