In 1995, leaving behind my career as a Corporate Librarian, I realized a dream by studying Textile Art at Capilano College in North Vancouver, B.C. After completing my diploma our family moved to Victoria in 1997 where I was happy to be able to set up a studio and begin exploring textile art while raising our two sons.
I have always had a special attachment to textiles beginning with making clothes for my dolls, sewing my own wardrobe, and finally, creating my own line of wearable art.
My primary interest is designing one-of-a-kind wearable art, using the “faux chenille” technique. I use rayon, so the pieces are sensually textured, and drape any figure beautifully. The clothing that I create, using my own designs, ranges from a variety of accessories, vest and jackets. I have been selling my wearable art in Victoria since introducing my work at the “Out of Hand” the premier Christmas craft show in Victoria in 1998.
However, after 20 years in the world of wearable art, I find myself also drawn to art quilts inspired by the natural world. In my last studio move, I decided to let go of my painting supplies. I realized that I had taken too many beginner classes with no progress in painting or drawing. Then I looked at what I did keep – FABRIC – and realized that this is my medium and always will be. I am excited about the endless possibilities in the world of art quilts and look forward to sharing my creations.