With fiber I’ve gone back to my “roots”, back to when my grandmother taught me to knit and my momma taught me to sew. Since then, I have immersed myself in fiber of all types. I have used it for felting, weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, sewing and quilting. Students have a blast in the wet and needle felting classes where we take tufts of wool from sheep, cleaned and dyed of course, to create purses, paintings, scarves, Christmas stockings and jewelry.
When we consider fibers, we can envision them as the fabric of life. Fibers are useful in most everything in our homes and on our bodies. They weave us together into a fabric of faith, friendship and womanhood. They are capable of being recycled and repurposed to give us hope when life has torn and frayed us. And as we manipulate – sew, shape, entwine – them with our hands, they become creations of beauty and warmth.