My grandmothers and my mother made pieces from yarn, embroidery thread, and fabric, among other things. They generally followed patterns, as I did, but a few years ago I began making my own designs. Having lived in the U.S., Japan, and Turkey I have been influenced by the textile arts of those countries.
My work incorporates colour and texture that invites touch. It is often based on things around me or small found pieces. My career as an English teacher involved words; therefore, my stitcheries often have an underlying pun or twist on words. I like to use upcycled thread, yarn, fabric and buttons. These are equivalent to my paints. I also like to use things up, so I often make wearable and usable art. In the past few years I have had my work exhibited at OMAH's Women's Show, Life & Limb, Art & Home Gallery, Tango Artspace, Suite 204, Lee Contemporary, and the Coach House Gallery.
I currently run Hibernation Arts Gallery & Shop in the Orillia Arts District.