Most often my ideas come in response to a striking image: an unexpected splash of color, the play of light and shadow on the pure geometries of New Mexico’s aged adobe walls, or the awesome sweep of a desert landscape.

I dye my own yarns in a palette based on Southwestern colors: rust-reds, golden yellows, soft chamisa greens, and the ever-changing array of blues and violets that wheel overhead. I favor strong contrasts: light and dark, bright and dull, angles against curves, serenity against turbulence.