A lifetime of love for fibers & beads, in addition to two decades of collecting them on travels, is allowing me now to create scarves and accessories for a worldly taste.
Growing up in Switzerland, I was taught to knit and sew at an early age. It was one of the few classes in which I always excelled. At 21 a bend in life’s road brought me to the States and for many years fiber art stayed dormant. In the nineties I started quilting. With queen-sized ambitions I made a bedspread with over 1600 pieces, all hand sewn and quilted! Only perseverance got me through this four-year project!
Appliquéd wall hangings gave me much more opportunity to be creative. Over the next years three of my works were accepted in international shows.
In Europe, the nineties revolutionized threads & fibers. Specialty yarn shops popped up like mushrooms. The beauty of the variety of texture and colors took my breath away! As business took me all over the world, I started collecting yarns and fibers for the joy of owning them and relished the possibilities of future projects.
Once retired, there was no stopping the “fiber seeds” I had planted over a decade of collecting. I discovered a unique way of creating scarves and accessories using my stash. Embellishing them with beads opened another world of creativity. All the childhood years of loving and dreaming to work with fibers and crafting have now become a reality…