I love textiles. I love color. I’m an art jewelry junkie. I’m a maker. Put these together and my fiber jewelry comes to life. One thread, two threads turn into a hundred threads and a new piece begins to evolve on my worktable. I don’t always know where the threads and whatever I choose to incorporate will take me. The journey is incredibly exciting and fulfilling.
Growing up in Japan I was surrounded by the exquisite textiles of that culture. I began as a weaver then became interested in the art of knotting. Through the years the size of the cord I use has become smaller and more delicate. Now I am literally using thread, threads of raw silk, cotton, polyester, nylon or linen. I especially love antique and vintage objects and beads to either incorporate or become the heart of a piece.
Once I’m past the design work (or play) of a piece, I’m able to start the process of knotting. Though labor intensive, the repetition and rhythm of tying the knots is a very meditative process. One thread, two threads, a hundred threads begin to form a piece of wearable art.