Black and white organic cotton shawl, metallic border, network twill design in the style of Bonnie Innouye, 18" x 92" not including twisted fringe.
Making cloth began during long afternoons in my Grandmother's central California bungalow with threads that tangled and a child-sized embroidery hoop on my lap that secured a soft, white tea towel pre-printed with blue, cross stitch designs. I often drew blood poking the needle into my fingers and made many lopsided letters and bunny rabbits before learning how to control the needle, save my fingers and win Grandma's approving nod. Many years passed before I saw a wall of colored yarns I simply couldn't live without; they came with a complete weaving studio which eventually befriended me as had Grandma's embroidery hoop.
Cloth captures my imagination and stirs a deep affinity for color, texture, history and connection. There is almost nothing new in cloth making cloth except that its maker's hand is always present...and inviting.
I am lucky to live on a high ridge overlooking Colorado's Front Range where I am still untangling threads. The sun shines almost every day here, another irresistible invitation to connect and create.