flyingflower's flourishes

Artistic crafts have always been a huge part of my life. As a young child, I learned to crochet from my Grandmother. I've also spent time doing embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, craft painting, candle-making, braiding, card-making, origami, photography, quilling, jewelry making and book folding.

While I spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up, and later in college, I didn’t devote much time to it until 2000. Since then, I've won a considerable number of awards for my work. I enjoy incorporating unusual materials (wire, nylon cord and other finds from the hardware store, upcycled clothing) in my creations.

I was a part of the national juried Artists in Action 2020 at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons, MD.

I started writing crochet patterns in 2015. My very first pattern was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee. I particularly enjoy partnering with Indie dyers to create patterns that highlight their artistic creations.

I am a member of New View Fiber Works – Home of the Fuzzy Farmers (a women’s cooperative of fiber enthusiasts in Southern Maryland), and the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA).

I spend most days living the philosophy: Eat. Sleep. Crochet. Repeat.