My folk-art imagery reflects my multi-cultural background and my fascination with folkart from around the world. Inspiration comes from memories collected during my African childhood with its animals and grasslands, a sojourn in the green South of England and time spent in Connecticut, Tennessee, Utah and Ohio.
What a wonderful time I am having in CA. It was a delighted to teach at Surfside. I had 24 enthusiastic stitchers in my class each one working on my 'Altered Texture' Flower Pot quilt.
All the students worked with ribbons, couched yarns and layering of fabrics along with embossing on velvet. I just love the way our hand dyed velvets give such texture to the wool pieces. I am so fortunate to have a great sister how dyes about 50 different colors for me.
I also taught many stitches using hand dyed perle cotton. I am always surprised what wonderful dimension this gives to each piece.
We also used seed beads to enhance our leaves and flowers.
The fun part about this class is that each piece is unique.
At the end of the day I was treated to a meal over looking the ocean. What a special place! Thanks everyone for being so kind. I had a wonderful time.