Katherine Farr - Fiber Artist
I have been working with fibers all of my life. In my youth it was knitting and crocheting along with sewing. During college I tried a small tapestry loom and I knew I was hooked on weaving. It was not until 1985 that I began to weave on a floor loom.
I have taken a variety of lessons and workshops though much of my learning has been from books and chatting with other fiber folks.
My fiber work tends to focus on the color blending employing simple structures to create functional pieces. My finished work includes household textiles, fabric lengths, garments, and wall hangings. Hats are my favorite small item, though scarves, shawls, and table runners are also in my repertoire. Sometimes I combine woven fabrics with knitting to create sweaters and jackets.
Recently I have renewed my interst in quilting and have created some table runners along with wall quilts, a few baby quilts, and very functional hotpads.