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Img44.jpgI have a love of fabrics that goes back to visiting my grandmother  who made everything by hand. I also learning how to sew from the nuns in Catholic school. I made doll clothes and then my own clothes when I was a teenager.  Now I mainly construct carry bags as Iím always carrying stuff and like to have different bags to choose from. I use tapestry, Indian silks, Chinese fabrics, image transfers onto muslin, oil cloth from New Mexico and vintage barkcloth & lace that I pick up at flea markets and antique stores. I often trade bags with other artists for their work. As soon as I get an idea, I get out the sewing machine and start cutting fabric. I made my latest bag from African mud cloth on the outside and printed bright print cottons from the Cote díIvoire for the lining. I was just given a very good quality red silk from my friend. It is a pair of old pants her mother wore when they lived in Singapore about 35 years ago. I want to do this one justice, so Iím working it out in my mind before cutting into that gorgeous fabric.  HERE are some of my carry bags and a fibre art choker necklace.