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I weave traditional textile items for the home. My home decor items are woven on floor looms in my studio. I weave cotton rag rugs, table linens, placemats, and table runners. My sofa throws are woven in 100% cotton and are soft and warm. My handwoven towels are woven in cotton, linen or cottolin.
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 such as runners and placemats.
My handwoven Ruanas are woven in soft yarns and muted colors. They are a joy to wear.
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.
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
2018 Show Schedule
March 3 – Spring Bling – Leesburg VA
April 21 – Olde Liberty Fibre Faire – Bedford VA
April 28 – Powhatan Festival of Fiber – Powhatan VA
April 29 – Art on the Square – Williamsburg VA
May 12-13 – Bethesda Fine Arts Festival – Bethesda MD
June 2-3 – Taubman Sidewalk Art Show – Roanoke VA
June 8-10 – History Meets the Arts Gallery Show – Gettysburg PA
July 4 – Poplar Forest Historic 4th of July – Forest VA
August 3-4 – Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair – Burnsville NC
August 11 – Augusta Heritage Festival – Elkins WV
Sept. 28-30 – Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Fair – Charles Town WV
Oct. 13-14 – Fall Foliage Festival – Waynesboro VA
Oct. 20 – Poplar Forest Folk Festival – Forest VA
Nov. 9-11 – Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair – George Washingtons Mount Vernon
Nov. 17 – Bedford Womens Club Holiday Craft Fair – Bedford VA
Dec. 1 – Crafticular – Charlottesville VA
Dec. 8 – Christmas at Sedalia – Sedalia Va