I like to play with other peoples' scraps to create what I call fiber collage. This includes layers of fibers, buttons, beads and more, worked with both machine and hand embroidery.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I learned to sew from my mother,in high school and through 4H. I learned pattern drafting at college, and have worked for several art-to-wear artists. I was introduced to a whole new world of fiber art when working at the Textile Center in Minneapolis.
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My own work has taken the form of handbags, jewelry and most recently, wall art. My desire to do extensive free motion machine embroidery has helped me to amass quite a collection of materials. The actual doing has been much slower in coming.