A traditional handweaver, living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, weaving rugs, throws, table linens and other items for the home.
I am a traditional handweaver. My heritage is from Scotland and my ancestors were involved in traditional fiber crafts.
I weave in the traditions of the Southern Highlands where I reside using local materials as much as possible as well as raising some of my own materials such as wool, flax and willow..
All of my products are created solely by me on hand looms using natural fibers of cotton, linen or wool. I use traditional and historic weaving drafts to create my home décor items.
I weave and sell handwoven rag rugs, sofa throws, pillows, towels and table linens such as runners and placemats.
Also I do Historical Reproduction weaving by commission, primarily in 100% linen.
My handwoven Ruanas, a garment typical of the mountains of South American, are woven in soft yarns and muted colors. They are a joy to wear.
All of my handwoven items are utilitarian in nature and meant to be useful and functional.
My work involves the strategic use of fiber and color as well as meticulous attention to details and technique.
I have been weaving for over 30 years and enjoy doing weaving demonstrations and Colonial era re-enactments.
Juried member of the Southern Highland Crafts Guild
Juried member of the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craftsmen.
Professional Member of the Handweavers Guild of America.
2018 Show Schedule
April 21 - Olde Liberty Fibre Faire - Bedford VA
April 28 - Powhatan Festival of Fiber - Powhatan VA
April 29 - Art on the Square - Williamsburg VA
May 12-13 - Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - Bethesda MD
June 2-3 - Taubman Sidewalk Arts and Crafts - Roanoke VA
June 8-10 - History Meets the Arts - Gettysburg College PA
July 4 - Poplar Forest 4th of July historic demo -Forest VA
August 3-4 - Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair - Burnsville NC
August 11 - Augusta Heritage Festival - Elkins WV
Sept. 15-16 - Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair - Mt Vernon VA
Sept. 28-30 - Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival -
Charles Town WV
Oct. 13-14 - Fall Foliage Arts and Crafts Fair - Waynesboro VA
Oct 20 - Folk Festival at Poplar Forest
Nov 10-12 - Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair - Mt Vernon VA
Nov 17 - Bedford Womens Club Christmas Show - Bedford VA
Dec. 1-2 - Crafticular - Charlottesville VA
Dec. 8 - Christmas at Sedalia - Sedalia VA
Dec. 15 - RVCC indoor market - Nellysford VA
Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Demonstrations, Exhibition