I’m a weaver who is fascinated by the potential of cloth. I began my weaving career with handwoven garments, such as my Kodachrome Jacket (featured on the cover of Handwoven Magazine), and my handwoven, couture-sewn wedding dress (now part of the permanent collection at the American Textile History Museum). More recently, I have started creating wall hangings and commissioned work on my TC-2 Jacquard loom.
I’m also a writer. I wrote my book Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work (Schiffer Publishing, 2016) to help novice craftspeople make the leap to mastery. The book outlines a powerful process for designing, making, and selling original work, with advice from 22 master artisans. It also provides guidelines for design, strategies for artistic growth, and tips on developing a career in craft.
If you’d like to design beautiful handwoven cloth, visit my other website, Warp & Weave. There, you’ll learn how to use color fearlessly in designing gorgeous handwoven fabrics. Online classes, one-on-one tutoring, and lots of articles solving color challenges that weavers often encounter. Check it out!