Kansas City, MO
Member since 2017
WOOL is my favorite medium. My philosophy for fiber arts is to make useful, practical items with beauty and whimsy.
I began knitting when I was eight years old moving to costuming school plays in high school.
After moving to Kansas City from St. Louis in 1979, I began weaving—although knitting remains my very portable therapy. When yarn stores began closing I decided I needed to learn to spin my own. For 10 years I sold handspun yarn along with knitted goods at the Renaissance Festival.
From spinning traditional rug hooking became my artistic outlet as it seems like painting with thin wool strips. I have been rug hooking for the past 20 years, either designing my own patterns or using purchased designs which I alter and use with my own color sense.
I still knit and am currently trying methods of incorporating appliqué and needle felting with my wool hooking.
Marne lives in Kansas City with her cat, and joined Eclectics in 2017.