What we wear influences our psyche and expresses our soul. Fabric comes as close to us--resting on the skin--as anything in our lives--except our breath. I weave and create clothing inspired by Saori wisdom which means I listen to the cloth.
My handwoven wearable art is unique, tactile, interesting, expressive, creative, and spontaneously created. I never work from a plan or preconceived vision, always allowing the character of the cloth to inform my weaving.
You can visit my weaving shop to see if there are any pieces available or please reach out as it is my joy to create by commission, according to your colors and dreams, a piece to wear and treasure.
Wall Hangings and Tapestries
Using found, discarded or "on the way to the landfill" materials, I find true delight in creating wall hangings that turn the mess into beauty.
From plastic bags and cheese wrappers, to clothes no longer worn, my pieces for the wall join disparate treasures to create something new.
Please visit my weaving shop to see if there are any tapestries available and please reach out for a custom, one-of-a-kind creation. I am always happy to use your found objects and cloth in the tapestry.
Memory Shawls, Scarfs, Tapestries, More
It is a deep honor to weave with the clothing of memory. Whether you have clothes of a loved one who has passed or clothes you adore but can no longer use or wear, baby clothes and old blankets or bits and pieces of fabric not used, I can weave them into a new creation--a wall hanging, a shawl, a scarf, really anything you can imagine.
Wrapping yourself up in the fabrics of memory, making good and beautiful use of clothing that otherwise would be stored away, is powerful and poignant. It is a restorative practice and one that brings us closer to the liveliness and beauty of old fabrics and cherished people.
Weaving reverently is the practice in making memory pieces. All of these are by commission. Please reach out and let me know what I can weave for you.
The basis of my practice of weaving has many names.
It came to me through a dream (an actual one, not a metaphor!).
It grows out of deep spontaneity, diligent listening to that inner voice, and an abiding love for the Divine Original.
You and I are Divine Originals and so is each unique piece of weaving.
My weaving is grounded in upclycling, using found items, discarded clothing, plastic, "trash," paper and other things on their way to the landfill.
Weaving itself is an ancient art, a purposeful practice, a way of making functional clothing and pieces of beauty and delight.
Please visit my Weaving Shop.
I weave sacred garments.
I suppose that makes sense for a minister/long time spiritual teacher/yogi.
Prayer shawls and stoles, ritual clothes as well as memory shawls and scarfs are natural expressions of the form and practice of weaving I've been called to.
What can I weave for you? It is my privilege to weave shawls, scarves, and clothing, made-to-order as well as to create tapestries by commission.
My joy is to create. Tell me your favorite colors. Give me your old clothes. Share your special items to be woven into a tapestry, shawl, wall hanging, mantle or anything else your heart desires.