Arras Heiress

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Location OREGON, United States
Introduction I admire & collect textiles from all over the world, & I love almost anything vintage. Everywhere I travel, which is another passion of mine, I am on the lookout for unusual or unique textiles. Food, yes food! Always enjoy the food of other cultures. Cooking and eating, oh yes, and I prefer the 'from scratch' method at home. I'll try anything in the kitchen. Most of my efforts are successful and others enjoy them too. Currently I am pursuing nearly full time my real passion, textile arts. I am interested in surface embellishment, shibori, rust dyeing & other processes to create this art. I am also a daughter, wife, mother & grandmother who has a FANTASTIC family, as well as a group of creative friends who share their ideas, opinions and impressions willingly & without reservation! In my working life many families & many children have taught me more than I can say about living in the world. I'll always be a grateful life long learner.
Interests The arts, textiles, dyeing & embellishing textiles, quilting, reading, learning, trying new things, travel, hiking, bicycling, family & friends, cheese making
Favorite Movies Departures, Cherry Blossums, The Piano, The Visitor, Earthling, Rabbit Proof Fence, Good Bye Lenin, The Lives of Others, Manon of the Spring, Babette's Feast, Days of Wine and Roses
Favorite Music My musical taste is very eclectic. I like pretty disparate musical sounds from classical to Moldavian Klezmer. I also like artists like Mickey Hart (who has sought out and captured music from all over the world), and groups like Dead Can Dance, also Lisa Gerrard and Pink Martini, Evelyn Glennie, Andrés Segovia, Yo Yo Ma, and Jia Jia Qiao, Jean-Pierre Rampal...that's not all!
Favorite Books Stubborn Twig, People of the Book, The Lemon Tree, Omnivore's Dilemma, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Where the Red Fern Grows, Shakespeare's Scribe, Our Only May Amelia

You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

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