I am a fiber artist.
I love the feel, the texture, the smell, and the colors of fiber. I love the way it looks in my cubbies and bins; I love the feel of them in my hands; I love having fiber on my walls, under my feet, and on my skin. I love manipulating fiber to make one form into another: I can dye, sew, felt, twist, sew, quilt… the techniques are almost endless and the possibilities are infinite. I love the process of creating something beautiful from bits and pieces. I love the creations when I can snuggle under them or hang them on my wall or wear them on my body.
Fiber encompasses much more than just fabric. Fiber art encompasses more than just quilts. I knit, crochet, felt wool, bead, embroider, sew, quilt, paint, dye, discharge: I love manipulating and combining fibers. The possibilities are infinite and challenging. I’ve learned when a piece I am working on isn’t to my liking, it is not a ‘failure’, it is a work in progress. I set it aside and play with it when the mood strikes. Often what starts out as awful becomes exquisite with time.
You will find I am often absent from my blog. I will commit to blogging and then I get swept up in the process of living and creating and I do not take the time to blog about what I am doing. I ask that you be patient with me and come back often to check on what I am up to.