I’ve experimented with many craft techniques and worked seriously with clay for four years. Difficulties and expense with renting studio space coupled with a longing to work at home turned me towards fabric. Although I had taken a sewing class in High School and studied some Brazilian embroidery techniques, I am pretty much self-taught. I started out making wonderful hats and sold them at art fairs. Then the quilting bug bit me and I took on several large projects for several years. I like hand work, bringing bits of pieces together to make a larger whole. I still can’t figure out how to do zippers or button holes very well… But, since I launched TAFA in 2010, I haven’t had much time to explore this creative side. I am hoping that this will change soon. Watch the blog on this site for updates.
A few of my best pieces are shown here. Check the “I Made This” section on the home page for more.
Collaboration with Allison Svoboda (I did the quilting and finishing.)
I have also been interested in the paper candy wrapper technique and have made several pieces with that.
The following were all made with dog food bags:
A couple of hats:
The Prairie Point hat made it into this book: