While staying "safer at home" I am using much of my time to count my blessings. And despite the cancellations of shows and the closing of galleries, I am still in the studio weaving with new colors, new designs and new passion.... and ever grateful that I get to do what I love!
You won't find a "shopping cart " here on my website because I never know exactly what colors and styles I will have immediately available. I am a part of a movement called "slow cloth" that promotes sustainable practices and which values high quality over large quantity. So, please look around, and if you like what you see, check my schedule for a safe event near you. You can also visit Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft in Nashville and on Facebook OR contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org And please everyone, stay safe, stay well and stay kind.
Weaving and dyeing in my home studio in middle Tennessee, I design and create each and every piece myself, using mostly silk, cotton, bamboo and most recently hemp yarns. I enjoy making functional fabrics for clothing and accessories as well as contemporary wall art.
Where did this journey start? Looking back I have always made things - potholders as a kid, clothes for myself and others. Eventually I went on to a fine arts degree in Fabric Design at the University of Georgia. Today I exhibit at art fairs throughout the southeast and at Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft in Nashville, TN.
Like many others before me I view weaving as a metaphor for life - a sometimes simple, sometimes complex process that combines separate individual strands to form a new and coherent whole. Life too is a beautiful fabric - made colorful and interesting by our diversity; made strong and whole by the interconnectedness of us all.
My goal as a weaver is to weave what machines cannot . . . to capture a sense of time and place, color and texture . . . and to create fabrics with spirit, style and when I'm really lucky, maybe even a little magic.