I have enjoyed and been involved in art since I was young with the influence of my Grandmother. Guided by my mother, I began sewing clothes when I was 10 years old, gradually progressing to tailoring and much later, children’s clothes for my grandchildren. Embroidery, especially counted cross stitch, open work and pulled thread has been a joy and challenge to learn. A few years ago I decided to try beading.
Bringing all of these elements together has brought me full circle. It has been very enjoyable and satisfying to combine sewing, embroidery and beading to create the details that go into a scarf or purse. I enjoy the feel or “hand” of the textiles and using small seed beads for emphasis and embellishment.
It is gratifying to know people enjoy using what I create as much as I enjoy creating them.
Besides finding my work on this website, you will also find scarves and purses at Tri -County Arts Council - Art on Main, E State St, Olean, NY, Jesses Home and Goods, Gowanda, NY and Corner Drug Store, Washington St., Cattaraugus, NY. I also participate in the Lilac Festival, Rochester, NY; Orchard Park Arts Festival, Orchard Park, NY; YWCA Art Show, Westfield, NY; Art in the Park, Olean, NY. I hope you get to see my work in person!