Stitched Fabric Collage

ย Just as a painter works colors from their palette, I choose and arrange fabric pieces. Various methods of collage and sewing unite these separate bits into richly detailed and textured artwork.

Textile

Textiles speak to me like no other creative medium โ€“ their designs and colors, even their familiarity, evoke the feelings that I want to convey in my art.

Example of Stitch Detail

Stitch

I love the technical and expressive versatility of thread. Stitches, seen and unseen, made by machine or by hand, build strength and character in my work.

Content

My work arises from my own stories. Experiences of things seen and felt come through the process and materials.

Some of My Favorite work

To see more of my work and details about each piece, click on Gallery in the main menu

Follow My Process

Butterfly and Flower

Finished Butterfly and Flower Quilt

โ€œButterfly and Flowerโ€ began with the central flower. I painted it on silk in a class taught by Andrea Brokenshire. This collection of posts details how I created a fitting background for it with paint, collage and stitch.

An Ordinary Day

Finished An Ordinary Day Quilt

The Making of โ€œAn Ordinary Dayโ€ chronicles progress from initial requirements to final steps. Parameters of size, techniques and deadline were set from the beginning. See how those factors influenced this 30โ€ x 50โ€ fabric collage as I recalled my travel in India.