I am a Mom, artist and teacher living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. My work as Mother, artist and teacher is rooted in the Earth. I have had mentors along the way, but mostly I experiment and make things up as I go.
Most of my weavings are inspired by ancient weave structures of the Andes. I dye my yarn with plants and sometimes bugs. I am devoted to a truly Earth friendly approach, and use only allum and cream of tartar as mordants. My work is currently represented by Weaving Southwest in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico.
In my work as a teacher I strive to build confidence in my students. In my approach, there are no rights and wrongs in weaving, only starting points. I love to teach impeccable technique and encourage my students to use it in any way they want.
Awards and recognitions:
Best of Show and First Place in Non-functional Weaving at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, 2017
Second Place in “Small Expressions” at Convergence, 2016, Milwaukee Art Museum
Best Use of Natural Fibers in Handwoven Magazine’s Readers’ Challenge, 2015
First Place in Non-Functional Weaving category at Taos Wool Festival, 2009