Anne has been working with fiber since her first exploration with clothing construction as a young girl. She has been weaving for over 20 years. She comes by these skills naturally as her foremothers were skilled seamstresses and family legend talks about her great-great-grandparents having a farm and sheep shearing business in the “old country.”
The process of designing a fabric starts with the selection of yarns chosen for their color and texture. The patterns used in the weaving add another dimension making each piece unique. “The creative process is a mystery that continues to enchant me with its unexpected results.
In addition to garments constructed of her hand woven textiles, Anne takes great pleasure in creating special wall hangings, wedding canopies and prayer shawls. Her “Women’s History Quilt” hangs on permanent display at the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s office in Rockville.
Anne served as president of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. She is also a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, in Studio 18 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria and an artist in residence at VisArts, Rockville Town Center. She is a past president of both the Montgomery County Commission for Women and the Women Business Owners of Montgomery County.
Anne’s website is www.designerfabrications.com