September 26, 2019

A Thread Runs Through It

I am thrilled to be a part of this fiber art show that opens at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina, tomorrow night. The wide range of modern fiber work included in this show are a testament to traditions of historic stitching brought to current appreciation and acknowledgement. 


I come from a long line of women who draw with needle and thread. I learned traditional handwork from my grandmother as a child and have been building on those conventional roots ever since.

"Dorothy's Dilemma"

The stitched pieces I have hanging at WHQR are a form of visual storytelling - whimsy with a nod back toward my forebears.

"A Fungus Amongus"

The other work I hung in the show was inspired by forest flora and fungi. 

"Pulp Fungi"

I created sculptures that are both realistic and dreamy by manipulating hanji paper using the Korean tradition of joomchi -- agitating the paper for hours in a process similar to felting until the fibers bond together -- and then forming them into mushroom caps and leaves.

"From a Tiny Acorn"

My oak and acorn pieces were built on actual branches and acorn caps. The acorns were either felted or knitted. 


If you aren't able to make the opening tomorrow night, there will be a closing reception October 25 from 6 - 9 pm, and the show will remain up until November 8.

August 12, 2019

What Women Create

I'm excited to be featured in the July/August/September issue of What Women Create. It is a huge honor! Pick up a copy if you're interested. It should be on the stands through September.

April 07, 2019

Expressions of Nature

Expressions of Nature 
a gathering by the sea

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with Roxanne Evans-Stout and Leslie Marsh

In Leslie's Topsail Beach, North Carolina, Studio

Saturday - Monday, June 1-3, 2019
9:30 - 4:30 each day

all inclusive (all materials included - no kit fee)

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Gather by the sea this summer for three glorious days with Roxanne Evans-Stout and me in beautiful Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Together we will each make an exquisite wall hanging/book that can be rolled into a scroll or hung on a special wall.

We will use several techniques to botanically print both fabric and paper, as well as explore the magic of indigo.

We will take walks on the beach to gather and collect gifts from the sea, create beach mandalas, attach found and natural treasures to our projects, and make unique embellishments with our finds.

In addition, Roxanne and I will show you how to make small books and use symbols and stitching to enhance and add interest to your work.  

piece by Annie Hooten

Student work

Hotel and area information as well as the exact location of my studio in Topsail Beach will be sent after registration.

Cost: $480   All Inclusive  (no kit fee)

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