About me

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A short history of my love affair with fiber

I have always been a ‘tactile’ person.  I’m the kid who would pet those fur coats worn by the ladies at church.  Some of my earliest memories as a child are of watching the weavers at Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan – I was spellbound.  At age 6 or 7, my grandmother taught me to embroider and I was hooked….

Clothing and costume construction – since 1970
Thanks to Mrs. Smith – HS Home Economics teacher

Weaver (fabric) – since 1985
Thanks to Gloria Teeter

Weaver (baskets) – since 1993
Thanks to Susan Fowler

Feltmaker – since 1997
Thanks to Suzanne Pufpaff

I have continued to learn from fabulous artists and teachers…
Beth Pennington, Linda Lemieux, Michael Crompton, Anita Luvera Mayer, Jill Gulley, Sheila Smith, Jane Evans, Patricia Greaves, Hilary Burns, Makiko Tada, Helen Melvin, Dot Seddon, Rebecca MezoffSuzanne Higgs, and Alastair Duncan.

…and improve my skills by participating in summer schools, workshops and conferences offered by:
Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (UK)
Michigan League of Handweavers
Michigan Fiber Festival
Handweavers Guild of America
International Feltmakers Association

I get ongoing support and encouragement by being a member of:
Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
Michigan League of Handweavers
OnLine Guild of Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (UK)

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  1. I would very much like to use your Daydream window painting in a collage I’m doing about alienation. Would it be ok to use it if I give you written credit for the image?


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