Over fifty years ago, a dear Viennese friend taught me needlepoint. Since then I have explored it as a means of expressing my creativity.
It started as a hobby and since my retirement, it has become a full time occupation. I choose a work from old masters or a photo. Then I decide whether to do it as needlepoint, petite-point, cross stitch or beads. Each method has its own challenges.
In the beginning I did only needlepoint and then I would do petite-point or mix both in the same work.
My friend then told me to try working with beads. Years later I learned cross stitch and this has become
my favorite method. The size of the stitch and the number of threads used create different effects.
Selecting the best colors for each image is essential and I have used more than 150 different shades in
the same work.
People have told me that my work looks like a photo or painting and some have compared it to pointillism.
Several of my works were on exhibit during the 2005 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston,
South Carolina and were very well received. Other works currently reside in homes in Argentina, Canada,
England, France and the United States. Sizes vary from more than four feet wide to 6 inches by 8 inches.
All the works have been professionally matted and framed to enhance each image.