Sharon proudly hails from a long line of ancestors in Western North Carolina, going back several hundreds of years. Fittingly, as a fiber artist, she calls herself a “rag weaver,” referring to an old craft that is a technique of using cloth to reconstruct a new piece of cloth. She takes new yardage or old clothes, cuts them into ½“ to 1” strips and weaves them to make a new piece of cloth. She then embellishes the new cloth with other mediums and found objects.
A member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Handweavers Guild of America, Sharon fell in love with fiber in 1975 when she took two semesters of a college elective called Weaving. She says the feel and colors of the fiber set off a spark in her, and she realized that she could spend a lifetime and never experience all of its depths.
She enjoys creating on her loom in her home studio situated in the wooded neighborhood of Haywood Knolls in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
You can visit Sharon in her studio by appointment. Please call or email her in advance.