Nearly 7 years ago I moved my studio to Western Avenue studios in Lowell. It is a great artist community, which has seen some changes during the time I have been part of it. This old mill building has grown to five floors of artists studios and section of live and work artist lofts. I believe there is about 240 studios at the moment and over three hundred working artists.
My current studio is on the fourth floor in A-Mill. It came available in the fall of 2012 and when I saw it I didn’t have to think twice. This used to be Classic Elite Yarn’s office space and that is why I have those nice wood floors. I do my weaving with the two looms I have in my studio. Mostly I like to weave interior textiles, like rugs and wall hangings. For my wall art pieces I use mixed textile mediums, like woven textures, painting, dyeing and sewing. My studio is a place of inspiration with all those wonderful artists around me.
I want to keep that “open feeling” and that is why I do my sewing at home.