I am a contemporary quilter who likes to dye and paint my own fabric, which I also sell. I also make one-of-a-kind purses for clients. I go to clients homes and teach quilting and sewing. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and have sewn my own clothes for years. I also knit and crochet, mostly purses, since I hate to be away from my sewing machines for too long. I am called The Thread Lady because I use so much thread to embellish my quilts and other sewing projects. I do thread painting without the aid of an embroidery machine. I also use an embellisher to do unusual works of art. I am a fiber artist. I do mixed media also and love anything to do with fabric, textiles, thread and embellishments. I re-do old clothes and re-use thrift store finds to make my art. In other words, I am a jack-of-all-trades. I just retired at age 61 and intend to spend the rest of my life doing exactly what I want, which includes some teaching, and lots of crazy projects which I have never had the time to do before. I love to teach people to dye and paint fabric and yarn. I have my own dye lab in my basment and hold soy wax batik parties for adults and children. I am having more fun now that I am thinking "outside the box". My idols in the textile world are the women who have been lucky enough to attend the Textile College in London, England. They have taught me to use anything I want in my fiber art. It is so fulfilling to finally find myself at my rather advanced age, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Life is wonderful.
crochet, fashion, knitting, paper-crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing, mixed media fiber art
Member Since: 11/09/2009