As a fiber artist I am drawn to color, shape, texture and line. I look to the natural world for color, to architecture for shape and texture,
and the beauty of calligraphy for linear inspiration.
Hand stitching for me is like drawing or writing with needle and thread. My canvas is cotton, wool, silk, linen or paper. The sensual qualities of fabric, such as its texture and drape, feed my vision of what I want to create. Hand stitching, making marks with
thread, grows into a grid-like design, with each little cell-like shape connecting to the next.
My work is meditative and at times feels like I am writing my own language with thread, while stitching my own stories.