Craft as Fine Art

I employ the history and metaphors surrounding textile practices to study a diverse range of topics, including environmentalism, medical ethics, microbiology and gender. Through this lens, I look for simple solutions with far-reaching ripple effects, seeking beauty in every corner.

Craft Project Design

My designs are classics with a twist. Having owned a craft supply store, I know that customers want to invest their creative time and dollars in making what will become treasured heirlooms. Sources for inspiration include ethnic and historic textiles, vintage ceramics and formal gardens.

Crafting Education

Befuddled by how to knit a glove? Not a problem! Want to needlepoint a rug for your living room? Everyone is creative. You can do it, let me show you how! I offer workshops and private lessons for children and adults in Chicago and across the United States. Online classes are coming soon!

Handmade Crafts

Shop for colorful whimsical treats for you and your home. Each item is designed and handmade by me. Custom orders are welcome!

Chatting about Crafts

Grab a cup of coffee and join me over at my blog where I share free patterns and what I love in art, textiles, fashion and food.

The Crafty Lady

I’m an artist, teacher, and writer. Since 1988, I’ve been exhibiting my art at galleries and museums around the world.

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my website. I am thrilled to announce that 40 of my latest Granny Square designs were featured in the popular book The Big Book of Granny Squares: 365 Motifs by Tracey Lord. Purchase it out at your local yarn store or on Amazon! If you are in the Virginia / Washington DC area, several artworks from my Chirurgi series are on display at the Greater Reston Arts Center in the exhibition BEADS.

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