After successful careers in financial services and higher education, I decided to pursue my passion: weaving elegant fabrics for people to wear. I combine the world’s most luxurious fibers and my own sense of color into scarves, shawls, bags and jackets for the discerning man and woman. With my friend Betsy Macfarlan’s cashmere (grown on Betsy’s cashmere goat farm in Ely, NV), I hand-dye the fibers to make unparalleled color and fiber combinations that are exciting as well as easy to wear.
As well as using the modern fibers available to me (silk, cashmere, fine merino wool), I am interested in our American past. In the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, women all over the US wove fabrics for their families’ domestic use on very simple looms. One of the most beautiful – as well as functional – of their creations was the coverlet, which was the top layer on every bed in the home. These coverlet patterns are unique to America and offer us a glimpse into our creative past. I am now updating these patterns into lively, modern, and highly wearable accessories and garments. This is my way of remembering and honoring those women (and a few men) who came before us…You can see my designs in many of the items I create – in the Coverlet Series.
My passion is making things. I love the creative process of taking different items and putting them together into one beautiful, unique piece. I search out new ways, new information, new people, new ideas of beauty to inform myself and my creating.
My typical clients are independent thinkers and individualistic in their approach to life. They don’t mind paying more for well designed, impeccably hand-crafted goods. In a cookie cutter world, simply elegant, tasteful and sophisticated goods stand out.