I am a fiberartist working in the cro-fusionist style and including mixed media into my designs.
Took up crocheting when I was 17 and never put the hook down. Never one to follow patterns after learning the basics, I have spent a life time exploring thread, yarn and fibers that could be wrapped around my hooks. Two friends (Molly Andries and Jerry Rigdon) each crocheters/fiber explorers; Molly introduced me to felting and Jerry was doing freeforming. I was freestyling and liked the two different styles they were doing and thought I could put their and my freestyling together and began working them all together. I no longer thought that I could just call my work crochet felting because I was freestyling and adding mixed media so after much deliberating and research I believed that “crofusion” fit better than any other word or words.
I have made one of a kind art bags and beret but am trying to expand my designing in other ways.