My first love in the world of textiles and creating them was crochet.
When I was a little girl, my parents went to the neighbor’s often to sit and visit, taking my little sister and I with them. This neighbor couple were much older than my parents, and were like surrogate grandparents to us girls.
Mrs. Schyberg was a prolific crocheter. She almost always had a hook and yarn in her hand, and from as early as I can remember, I was fascinated by the beautiful items she created with this ages old technique. Expecially the beautiful lace; doilies, edgings, and bedspreads. I fell in love with those lace items, and many other things she made, and wanted to make them myself.
Continue reading “My First Love: Textile Style”
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘muse’ as:
a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist
Truly, I derive inspiration for my projects from the world around me. From the beauty of God’s creation, through the perspective of those who have recorded it.
Continue reading “The World is my Muse”
If I were to describe myself in the language of textiles, I would say that I am linen and lace, with a few denim days thrown in here and there.
I have been fascinated with lace since a very young age. It is one of the main reasons I wanted to learn to crochet. I wanted to be able to create the lovely, and sometimes lavish, trims I saw as edgings on pillow cases and antique clothing, as well as the beautiful doilies found scattered throughout homes in years gone by.
Continue reading “Linen & Lace”