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.
I am here in Calgary teaching for 6 days for my friend Deirdre who owns the wonderful store 'Out of Hand'. www.out-of-hand.com I love teaching here as Deirdre's store is fully stocked with wonderful fibers and textures all of which I use in my own work.
On Thursday and Friday all the students worked on the Pomegranate Table Rug from my 'Crimson Tweed' book. Many started with my wool backgrounds but each personalized their piece with ribbons and fabrics of their own choice.
We worked on many stitches giving each one its own personality.
Many of the students incorporated Wendy and my new ribbon line which we did with Renaissance Ribbons www.suespargo.com
This is my fourth year teaching for Deirdre. I love returning as many of the students return each year and I love to see the wonderful work they are creating.