Growing up I found at an early age my ap- petite for learning had no boundaries. I am an avid reader of all types of literature. I learned to crochet and knit when I was six years old, taught by my great-aunt. My mother taught me how to sew and embroi- der when I was nine. Through the years I have always found comfort in fabric arts. The pieces I have created are both beautiful and functional. Several years ago I saw a rag rug on Facebook and was immediately drawn to learn more about the craft of twin- ing. Since then my husband has built several of my looms and I have refined my knowlege of twining.
My husband, Dennie, and I live out in the country, where we raise chickens for the eggs. We have six dogs. We raise a garden each year, preserving as much as we can for the winter months.
We have been married for 19 years. I brought to the marriage three children, five
Appalachian Arts Craft Center has given
me the opportunity to bring my craft to the
public eye. Being a juried artist completes
one more piece of my
rich and full life.