I practice the sustainable textile arts of rug hooking and quilting. Rug hooking involves using a hook to pull strips of fabric through an open-weave linen backing in a series of loops. By finding new uses for discarded garments, I stage a creative intervention in cycles of consumer consumption and the production of so-called waste.
Yet efficiency does not have to mean grey austerity. Cozy, enveloping textile art makes sustainability not merely a philosophical or ideological commitment but also an appealing, sensual experience of nurturing, durable warmth.