I began braiding and hooking in the late 1970’s. I’ve taught courses in both braiding and hooking in Vermont and through out the country for the last 30 years.
My greatest interest is in combining the two art/craft forms to make interesting shapes for the wall or floor. The colors, designs, and textures of hand dyed and ‘as is’ wool compliment both mediums. I’ve developed a joining technique to create endless design and textural possibilities, so that the delicacy of the hooking is set off by the boldness of the braiding.
My work may simply tell a story, or show diverse themes in nature, native cultures, or the arts. I often incorporate open spaces and fancy embellishments in my pieces to create added interest.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.