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A San Diego county native, Mary learned to sew at an early age with help from her mother. Sewing for herself throughout her school years, she set a goal for herself to some day, spin and weave cloth to make garments.
In 2001 Mary took a weaving class at UCSD and soon thereafter took spinning lessons. Now incorporating all of these skills into her work, her garments have won numerous awards in local and regional exhibits.
"I am inspired by color and texture and passionate about spinning, weaving and designing. I love using my handspun yarn from both luxury fibers and hand dyed wool to create yarns that are rich in color and texture. These yarns provide the supplementary warp for the cloth I weave for my jackets and vests. I use the process of hand dying cotton warp to express my fascination with vibrant patterns and colors. For me, the methods to produce yarn and cloth are meditative and peaceful.
I have had a desire to work with fibers for most of my life and I am so grateful that I have found this process which feeds my soul."