I use traditional rug hooking techniques to create contemporary fiber art. The combination of hard and soft materials is employed to create mixed-media works using salvaged and new metal parts, hand-dyed wool, upholstery fabric, and industrial felt.
Line, pattern, geometric abstraction and sense of place are the focus of my works. I am looking at the connections between the physical and the emotional.
My process begins with a design drawn out and transferred to a linen or monk's cloth backing material. Fabric from bolts of wool is cut to size and placed in a dye pot to create the chosen colors for each piece. The fabric is then cut into strips and hooked into the backing material.