I love working with natural fibers. I grew up surrounded by a mother and grandmothers who did all types of handwork – sewing, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and counted cross-stitch. Their works still fill my house but their greatest legacy is that they passed those skills down to me at early age.
I discovered needle felting totally by accident in 2014 when I saw a picture of a woman holding a felted chicken she had made and wanted to know how she made it. My journey started with prepackaged kits to make 3-dimensional lambs and other little creatures and soon I was making larger animals that I created on my own. My studio began to fill up with all types and colors of wool fiber.
I retired in 2016 after a long career as a CPA and wealth advisor. After downsizing and moving to a new house on a beautiful marsh in South Carolina, I made a 2’ by 3’ wall hanging of a great blue heron and so my current passion began. As the number of felted pictures began to grow, I applied to become a juried artist at the South Carolina Artisans’ Center to have a venue to sell my work. I have also participated in various art shows in my local area.