I live in Madison, WI, and hail from West Lafayette, IN. I learned to knit in my twenties, how to embroider in my thirties, and finished my first quilt right as I turned forty. I’m exceptionally talented at none of these things, but I enjoy them a lot and feel compelled to to share what I do and why I do it.
One of the things that inspires me about the world of fiber arts is that it’s a whole world run primarily by and for extremely talented women who are all engaged in conversation with another, through geography, conflict and time. As a life-long feminist (and former feminist commentator), another thing that inspires me is the undercurrent of political thought and action that is a major part of modern craft culture. I like it when fiber art gets subversive.
I noodle in whatever interests me, from embroidery to quilting to knitting to crochet to beading and even hand-engraving recycled glass.
If you’re interested in seeing more about my work and processes, you can find the bulk of my efforts on Instagram.