WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT ME
- I am a North Carolina native.
- I am female.
- Early childhood experiences set the stage for the inevitability of my becoming a fiber artist.
- Experiences later in life compel me to feel it is divine intention that I be a fiber artist.
- I have an excellent fiber education:
- Haywood Community College, Production Crafts/Fiber, 1990
- Penland School for the Arts (always as fiber instructor's Studio Assistant, twice in 1985, 2004, 2008)
- Fiber mavens with whom I have studied: Catharine Ellis, Diane Itter, Heather Allen Swarttou, Liz Spear, Suzanne Gernandt, Susan Levielle, and others.
- I am an otherwise well educated person:
- B.A. with double major in sociology and psychology from Guilford College, 1978.
- The University of the South School of Theology, Education for Ministry, 2003.
- I have a wicked sense of humor.
- I have fun.
- Memberships in juried organizations:
- Southern Highlands Craft Guild (1989)
- Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc. (1990)
- Carolina Designer Craftsmen (2000)
- I have judged a handweaving show: Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, 2007.
- I have gotten design awards: Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, 2008. First place: Garments, professional. Second place: Yardage, professional.
- I have exhibited in Convergence Fashion Shows: 2006, 2008.
- I have made presentations to fiber organizations: Chatahoochee Handweavers Guild, Sewing Guild at Waechter's Silk Shop, NC Fiber/Handweavers Guild
- I have taught weaving and knitting to beginners: Haywood Community College Extension, Saint David's Episcopal Church.
- If it's not fun, I don't want to do it.
Photo by Lynn Hoteling of the Sylva Herald.