My interest in textiles and design began with a degree in Education and teaching Home Economics. It was further enhanced and enriched when I learned how to weave.
My technical and creative endeavors in the field of weaving and fiber art have been guided and nurtured by a strong involvement in the guild system in several areas of the country (Philadelphia; Rochester, New York; New Jersey; and Massachusetts). I have attended national seminars and workshops to continue to learn and grow in my art, for I feel that working with fiber art has offered me an opportunity to always learn something new. I have participated in guild exhibits and am presently selling at fine craft shows, community art centers, and fine craft galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England. My work has received awards at the Plymouth Art Guild Annual Exhibit, the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers’ Annual Exhibit, and the Bruce Museum, CT “Outdoor Arts Festival”. I was awarded the Handweavers’ Guild of America Petrini Grant in 2003. This allowed me to study the Japanese art of Katazome, a dyeing technique. In 2004 I was awarded Jury Member status in the Pennsylvania Guild of Designer Craftsmen.
I consider myself fortunate to be able to work at something I love and hope that my work gives pleasure and enjoyment to those who wear it.