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Artist Statement

 

As a felting artist, I use natural fibers to create handmade, easy-to-wear garments that shield the spirit, protect the body from chill, and provide a sense of tranquility and timelessness.

Using the felting technique called “nuno”—a Japanese word meaning “cloth”—I fuse the softest Merino wool with hand-dyed silk to create one-of-a-kind fabrics that I shape into lightweight scarves, wraps and other drapable pieces.

Inspiration to begin practicing nuno felting came when I lived in New Zealand, where the ubiquitous Merino sheep provided soft, sensitive and sustainable wool. Clothing made of this organic, breathable fiber link the wearer to the world’s living beauty.