Artist Statement:

The squeaks of the treadles, the rattle of the harness and the bang of the beater bar as I pack down the yarn. All of these come together to create the beat of the loom. I watch as yarns intertwine to create new colors and shades which appear right before my eyes. Once separate threads, now they are bound into fabric. Weaving for me is an escape. I sit down at the loom, can tune out the world around me, and all I focus on is threading each

I find the long and tedious process of weaving to be relaxing because it gives me the chance to reflect and think. I create art because it makes me happy. It has the power to give comfort to those who need it the most. I believe in the process and the joy that is simply found in just creating. The sense of touch is a powerful experience that plays an equal role in my woven fabric. When creating a woven piece I use yarn that is soft to the touch.