I have loved color and working with my hands since I was a child. During the years I worked as a psychologist, I continued to explore many media in fine art and crafts, until I realized that my deepest passion lay in using color and in creating with my hands. I have always been drawn to working with textiles. When I learned to create pattern on cloth with Shibori techniques, I decided to try those methods on silk, and Antrim Street Studio was born. I find great joy in balancing the precision required in Shibori dyeing with the improvisation of creating new designs and colors. I like creating work that is both beautiful and useful. It brings me great pleasure to help someone find the colors that make his or her face light up. My studio is solar powered.
I hand dye silk in a wide range of colors and designs, using Shibori techniques, to make scarves, shawls, neck and bow ties, and other accessories. My methods include folding and clamping shapes to the fabric,or wrapping the fabric around a pole or rope, before submerging the scarves in a hand mixed, liquid dye bath. I integrate several dye methods, which result in unusual patterns and color variations in my geometric and textured designs. Each individually made piece is colorfast and washable.