As a fiber
artist and designer, Peggy uses the finest silks, the softest
wools, and the sheerest cotton to create wearable art pieces you
can immediately touch and wrap yourself in to enhance any outfit
on any occasion. The tactile and sensual qualities of her scarves
and shawls come from the various fusing techniques she uses to
combine the oldest natural materials known to man: silk, known
for its richness and luxury; wool, known for its warmth and comfort;
and cotton, known for its versatility and softness. The result
is comfortable luxury and a delicious treat for the senses.
Peggy enjoys working with color, carefully hand-dyeing yards of
fabric and then enhancing her work with embroidery, printing,
and silk-screened surface design. She continues to explore the
visual effects she can create on cloth by experimenting with various
surface design techniques.
After the fabric is complete, she stitches layers of wool or cotton
between layers of silk and applies heat. This process creates
a marriage of texture and color when the fibers simply are true
to their natures: They shrink into one another at varying rates
to create textural surprise. This is the essence her work and
what creates the offhand elegance of each piece.
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