I was truly inspired when I first learned to weave in 1976 on a simple frame loom in Gayle Wimmer’s fiber arts class at Hunter College. After I received my BA degree with Departmental Honors in art, I went on to study fabric and fiber design by taking classes at Parsons School of Design and studying on my own.
During the 80’s and 90’s, to make ends meet, I worked as a part-time legal secretary at a large Manhattan law firm. But my real joy was elsewhere: I exhibited and sold my work through galleries and shops like Ron Fritts on Madison Avenue in NYC. For several years I collaborated with fashion designer, Kip Kirkendall, as a textile designer and production weaver of tapestry and inlay fabrics. Thereafter, I was a production weaver for scarf designer, Fern Devlin, and a sample weaver for various textile companies. I have received several awards for my work at weaving shows and have written articles in the Complex Weavers Journal. My most recent weaving work includes limited edition pieces.
Today, I find weaving even more fascinating than I did in the past. I’m exploring ways to create unusual and intricate fabrics with the aid of weaving software and also to weave simple weave structures that are enhanced by painting and yarn texture.
Although I’m not on Twitter and don’t have a Facebook page, I do love sharing photos and technical information about my designs in this blog. Sharing with weavers worldwide is very rewarding and inspiring.