My love of weaving grew from my wicker furniture restoration background which began in 1990 to 2000 in Berkeley California. Instantaneously my passion for craft and design was ignited!
The restoration of antique and contemporary wicker furniture ran the gamut from simple cane wrap replacements on the legs of chairs to full reweaves of chairs, tables, and planters etc. The blending of old to new finishes also became an important part of the restoration work. It was during the early 1990’s that I began teaching basketry as well.
A move to the Pacific Northwest in spring of 2000 provided the opportunity to start making woven home furnishings from the ground up using my own designs. My work today is the culmination of 26 years ranging from woven restoration work, custom woven garment accents for a NYC fashion designer during Fashion Week Spring 2007 and of course my own basket work.
I use the Basic Dyes to dye my weaving materials. I really enjoy the results from the Basic Dye. They are a fast dye process with vibrant results!