This summer I’ve been working on pieces for the Asheville Reef, a spin-off (no pun intended) of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef created by the Wertheim sisters of the Institute for Figuring. It’s wonderfully organic and free-form…not your grandma’s crochet!
August 2-8 was my debut as a teacher at the John Campbell Folk School, and it couldn’t have been more fun! We had a class of 5 students making brightly colored silk paper…each an artist in her own right, enthused to learn a new medium, make unique work, and have some laughs in the process. … More Luminous Paper at the Folk School
I took a shibori class with Joan Morris at the Tampa Convergence. She designed fabric for costumes in the Lion King and included work with vegetal dyes…something I hadn’t tried before. I entered the workshop with a sense of great anticipation and a healthy curiosity. A slight, precise, intense woman, Joan reawakened and validated my … More Shibori Samples, Intensive
Batik is the first surface design technique I ever learned and is still one of my favorites. I love the way colors blend right on the fabric during the dyeing process, the discipline of planning the move from light to dark, and being surprised with unexpected beauty. My first batik was a giant tree made … More Color Therapy