I learned to sew from my mother and knit as a young child. After working for several years as a nurse, I became a stay at home Mom raising our three sons.
This gave me the opportunity, if I buzzed through my “home to do list” efficiently, to pursue fiber art. I have done functional and art weaving, tapestry, felting, surface design, lots of
dyeing, quilting and stitching, all of which I continue to pursue everyday. (Priscilla's full bio is in the August 2020 MLH Fiber Connections newsletter at www.mllhguild.org.)
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44" x 22"
Handmade and hand dyed felt
A trip to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state inspired this piece. The old growth forests had many mother trees, some only stumps, that gave
sustenance to new trees.
29" x 21"
Palm bark, hand dyed shibori fabric, commercial fabric, felt
We spend part of the winter in Palm Springs, CA and after wind storms the streets are littered with pieces of bark from the many palm trees. The bark
is very leather like and I brought some home and found that I could hand stitch it.
7" x 7"
Free Motion Machine Stitching
Canvas, sewing thread
Several years ago I took a workshop with Carol Shinn doing free motion embroidery and I did many pieces using this technique with my Photo-shopped