Dottie studied at the University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, the Hartford Museum of Art, and the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California. Like most of us, she has taken a variety of textile classes from well know fiber teachers and artists. Dottie’s love of weaving, spinning and dyeing resulted in abandoning a successful interior design business so she could weave, teach, and study. Always willing to help and mentor others, Dottie has been on the Board of several guilds, judged numerous shows, taught classes at all levels.
Dottie brought her great taste, style, and pizzazz as well as color sense from her interior design background to her textile arts. She is not limited to garments as she does all kinds of weaving, dyeing and spinning. Dottie believes fashion ideally is a form of personal expression and helps provide others with a glimpse of who we are. Her goal as a weaver is to integrate the ancient art of weaving, dyeing, surface design and spinning with our contemporary needs. It is her hope that both fabric and wearer become a statement of hand and spirit. Her most recent work with shibori techniques is a reflection of these sentiments.