From an early age, I was immersed in traditional needlecraft, focusing on clothing, and soft goods for the home. Once I discovered the vibrant appliqué traditions of the indigenous people, specifically the Haida and Inuit, I was inspired to go beyond traditional forms and create large scale designs of my own.
The techniques that I use, appliqué and embroidery, are ancient. In Egypt, there are surviving examples of appliqué over 2,500 years old. Both hand and machine appliqué are used in the textiles.