Fiber...it has always been about fiber for me. From the time when I was little, I have sewed pieces of fabric together. Then I learned how to embellish fabric with buttons, embroidery floss and needlepoint yarn. Learned how to do needlepoint, and at one time taught it
At one time, we raised a herd of Angora goat: we had about 150! We bred the goats to produce fabulous fiber for hand spinners. Let me tell you, I miss those goats and that abundance of fiber now!
When I began creating vessels and then window pieces here in Asheville, I used wool and mohair. Then, I started exploring using a wider range of fibers. The pieces now include: silk, bamboo, tencel as well as mohair and wool.
I’m really excited that 2019 will see the use of hemp fibers! Also this year I’m hoping to begin to study the history and use of fiber.