I have been layering and combining unusual and unexpected combinations of color, pattern, texture, technique & fiber for always- I was born predisposed to possibilities. Working in wearables has allowed me a perfect vehicle to lend form to a constant flow of ideas. That These ideas then live, move & breathe on a human, become a personal statement in someone’s life is a joyous privilege.
In this age of remarkable possibility, I recently cut a web of woolen cloth off my computer-driven 16-shaft dobby loom, combining centuries-old hand weaving techniques and the latest technology, then took it to a group at a local fiber event to wet-finish with a traditional ‘Waulking’, complete with ancient Gaelic orain luadh (waulking songs). The hands of many helpful people blessed this cloth, and the age-old belief is that this spirit & energy goes on to bless the finished garments and their eventual owners, a kind of ancient magic to believe in, in this age of possibility!