I retired from the National Park Service to devote more time to weaving. I enjoy designing and experimenting with color, texture and fiber. Inspired by the physical world around me, my handwovens are one of a kind, and reflect a need in myself not to weave the same item over and over again. Consequently I weave a wide range of practical items. In addition to the items you see in the slideshow I can work with you to design something that meets your needs.
If you see something you like contact me for additional information or to purchase.
My goals are to weave a variety of items that satisfy my customers’ desires for unique and quality heirlooms that will last a lifetime. My handwovens include towels, bags of all sizes and shapes, rugs, pillows, table runners, woolly scarves to keep you warm and whimsical scarves to adorn you, and occasionally clothing.
I enjoy weaving with a variety of fibers including cotton, linen, wool, tencel, silk, bamboo, rayon and occasionally more unusual fibers such as those made from sugar cane or possum fur. I also dye some of the yarns I use in handwovens, and periodically incorporate handspun into my weavings.
My weavings are also sold at fairs and on consignment at local shops.
Yarn and Fibers
I enjoy playing with color, and spinning and dyeing allow me instant gratification. I dye both commercial yarns and fibers as well as those purchased locally.
Commercial acid dyes provide brighter colors, but I also enjoy dyeing with natural dyes, including dyes extracted from plants grown around my house as well as those from more exotic locations.
Most of my hand-dyed yarns and rovings are sold at fairs or locally on consignment. Consequently I don't update my yarn selection on my website often, because the yarns sell fairly fast. Consider what you see here an example of what available. However, if you are interested in what I have to offer, please feel free to contact me. I can also point you in the direction of local shops where you can fondle until your heart's content.