As an artist, my goal is to create a kaleidoscope of color and texture that satisfies the visual and tactile senses. I weave to create items that can be appreciated throughout the day - from towels in the morning to scarves or shawls for the evening.
I love to see the progression from white yarn to a finished product. I find that I can rarely buy yarns in the intense colors that I like to work with so I dye them myself. Working with the raw yarns, I first dye the warp and weft yarns and then allow them to dry before warping my looms. While weaving, I often change patterns and yarns for each item that I weave and in many cases also dye the finished product again to get a different color combination. This allows me to control all aspects of the project.
As my weaving has progressed, I have spent more and more time on the relationship between color and texture. I find the interaction between the two to be one of the most fascinating aspects of weaving - seeing the colors pop out when the structure is revealed after an item is removed from the loom continually intrigues me.