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I weave traditional textile items for the home. My home decor items are woven on floor looms by hand in my studio. I weave a variety of items for the home including cotton rag rugs, table linens, towels in cotton and linen, sofa throws in cotton and overshot coverlets in cotton and wool.
I am a traditional handweaver. My heritage is from Scotland and my ancestors were involved in traditional fiber crafts.
I weave in the traditions of the Appalachians where I live, and I am self taught.
All of my products are created solely by me on hand looms using natural fibers of cotton, linen or wool. I use traditional and historic weaving drafts to create my home décor items.
I weave and sell handwoven rag rugs, sofa throws, towels and table linens.
I also weave Colonial overshot coverlets in either cotton and wool or linen and wool.
These can be woven as blankets, throws or used as wall hangings.
Also I do Historical Reproduction weaving by commission, primarily in 100% linen.
All of my handwoven items are utilitarian in nature and meant to be useful and functional.
My work involves the strategic use of fiber and color as well as meticulous attention to details and technique, such as intricate hemstitching.
I have been weaving for over 30 years and enjoy doing weaving demonstrations and Colonial era re-enactments.
I have received several awards for my work and have been published in Early American Life Magazine.
June 2018 exhibited at invitational gallery exhibition entitled "History Meets the Arts" in Gettysburg PA.
Juried member of the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craftsmen.
Professional member of the Handweavers Guild of America.
Juried member of the Virginia Artisan Trail
Vendor/demonstrator at Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
ARC Exhibition - June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020 - Offices of the Appalachian Regional Council - Washington DC
Fiber Arts National Juried Fiber Exhibition - July 9 - August 17, 2019 - The Bower Art Center - Bedford VA
New Members of the SHCG Exhibition - September 28, 2019 - January 19, 2020 - Folk Art Center, Asheville NC
2019 Show Schedule
April 27 – Powhatan Festival of Fiber – Powhatan VA
May 11-12 – Crozet Arts and Crafts – Crozet VA
June 21-22 – Weaving Demonstration at Folk Art Center - Asheville NC
July 4 – Poplar Forest Historic 4th of July – Forest VA
August 16-17 – Weaving Demonstration at Folk Art Center - Asheville NC
September 14-15 - Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair – George Washingtons Mount Vernon
October 17-20 - Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Asheville NC
Nov. 16 – Bedford Womens Club Holiday Craft Fair – Bedford VA