Designing fabric art fulfills my need to create beautiful things. I have tried other mediums such as paint, glass, clay and wool, but I have always remained anchored to my first love - fabric.
Each time I find a piece of fabric that inspires me, I can't wait to get started. Ideas and pictures flood my thoughts. The colours, designs and textures inspire and excite me as no other medium does. The bolder and brighter the better.
Most of the time the designs come from the fabrics themselves. Using the original patterns within the fabrics, I rearrange and sew them together to create an entirely new design.
Some designs are used as backgrounds with additional appliqué, bead and thread work, and some designs become complete within themselves. The fabrics determine the outcome of the design.
Floral fabrics speak to me about the beauty of nature while seasonal fabrics remind me of the joys of family and friends. I try to bring this beauty and joy to each of my designs.
My current work is almost exclusively mounted fabric art, as I prefer to work smaller designs rather than larger quilt size projects. Mounting the completed designs on frames also makes them easier to display.
I am currently exploring more complex designs,using threads, beads and semi-precious stones. I have started to create my own appliqué designs and I accept limited commissions, depending on the needs of the client.