Colwell Cedars Retreat

      ~ merging awareness, creativity, and nature ~

          Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, I finished my embroidery with traditional framing techniques, either working with a framer I trusted to do museum quality framing, or, after researching archival materials and learning techniques, doing the framing myself.
          Given that we lived most often in remote areas where framers and supplies were not easy to obtain, and that driving back and forth to framers for consultations was time-consuming, I started exploring frame-less presentation and finishing options for my embroidery.

          I began to go “frame-less” in 1995 and 1996 with the 3-Dimensional embroidered book structure titled Bliss of Growth.  It was exciting to discover that my lifetime of sewing and fabric skills merged beautifully with my embroidery to create a “book.”
          The book-format offers an intimate relationship with the viewer, and also connects with the importance of books and reading throughout my life.

3-D Embroidery