After teaching at
fiber arts at guilds, conferences, shops, art centers and campuses
nationwide, these past few years of confining myself to felt making and
beadwork have been most satisfying.
explored and taught traditional, if not universal, techniques, provides
solid footing for venturing off on my own adventures. Adventures such as
pairing my two favored mediums, and sharing these adventures in my book,
Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads: 25 Artful Designs.
Benefiting by the
experience of teaching hundreds of beading classes and wishing to reach
more beaders than can fit in a classroom, I wrote Mastering Beadwork: A
Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques.
Barbara Albright's knitting books, compilations of projects by several
designers and, seeking to feature the artful and elegant side of
felt making, drove me to write: How We Felt: Designs and Techniques
from Contemporary Felt Artists, also Interweave Press, and published in
Now that the
books are done,; I have the luxury of time. Time to felt and bead and,
of course, teach. Australia and Japan are recent additions to my
international teaching schedule. I continue to teach regularly scheduled
bead classes locally.
whenever we meet, I look forward to beading and felting with you.