top of page


I work with textiles because first and foremost I love to handle them. If someone asks me "why weaving?" I feel the answer in my fingertips. The tactile quality of beautiful linens, silks and bristly, hand-spun hemp combined with my own dyeing processes fills me with enormous pleasure. I am happiest in my studio handling fibers, sorting them, dyeing them, untangling them, testing ideas, planning new pieces and finalizing them. If you wanted to really punish me you would make me go outside and play.

Previous Position
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Professor Emeritus, Art Department, Fibers

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Statens Laererskole I Forming, Notodden, Norway

Minnesota State Arts Board: Artist’s Initiative Grant 
Minnesota State Arts Board: Career Opportunity Grant
Minnesota State Arts Board: Fellowship Grant 
National Endowment for the Arts: Fellowship Grant 

Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, Stillwater, MN 
Centered Wealth, Fairfield, IA
Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, MN
Family Means, Stillwater, MN
Helen Allen Textile Collection, U of WI-Madison
Hennepin County Medical Center, Mpls
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 
Minneapolis Institute of Art 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood Corp, Mpls

bottom of page