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I make my home with my husband and Sam, the dog, in beautiful Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I have always loved fiber and fiber arts. My request for a loom for Christmas was made and granted at 8 years old. At 11 years old, my mom taught me how to sew and I began making my own clothing. My graduation present from high school was a Singer sewing machine. I have been sewing ever since! In 1990, I started dyeing silk fibers and fell in love with the process and the beautiful results!
I am inspired by Japanese fabrics and dyeing techniques and continue to utilize and practice them as I envision bringing a piece together. Lately, I have begun incorporating printed silk fabrics into my hand dyed pieces and love the results!
Silk is a very sturdy fiber, although some silks appear fragile, they are not! The finished pieces can be washed, dried and ironed repeatedly. In the dyeing process, I wash and dry the fiber several times to get the results I am looking for.
I utilize a variety of dyeing techniques involving tying and binding, using sponges, spraying and applying a variety of dyes and paints.