My handmade, one-of-a-kind cloth books have been inspired by events, old and recent, and folktales that have made a special impression on me. I have decided to participate in the revival of needlework skills through the Cloth Books Project. Sewing cloth books has given me a very pleasing means of artistic expression.

I'm thrilled to be able to use some of my substantial supply of fabrics and artifacts collected over many years. The problem is, I am continually buying more.....for my own cloth books, and for workshop supplies. Like Frank McCourt, I keep saying, "I could use this."

Because I truly love the humour and warmth of folk art, I make my cloth books to reach the hearts of those with whom they're shared. On this count, I've been relatively successful.

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