You can find Maryse's work at:
Dream Follower Art Jewelry
940 Big Valley Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
I was born and brought up in rural France. My grandparents owned a farm with many animals including sheep. As a very young child it was my job to pick the small wool tufts left by the sheep on the barbed wire fences. My great-grandmother would spin the wool on a long spindle and knit socks from the yarn. This is my recollection of the beginning of my lifelong addiction with fiber.
After moving to the US in my late teens, a friend introduced me to weaving. Weaving quickly became my new passion. Later, when living in Japan for 15 months, I discovered Kumihimo, braiding in the Japanese tradition and enrolled in many classes at the Adachi School of Kumihimo.
My quest for new techniques and ideas related to my many fiber interests continues as I participate in workshops with other fiber artists. Weaving and Kumihimo give me great enjoyment and fulfill a deep need for color, structure and meditation. I create new designs by using software developed specifically for weavers. I have participated in numerous juried exhibits and earned many awards. This is my sixth years with the Studio Tour.
I am a member of numerous cyberspace fiber groups as well as weaving and braiding guilds, including the Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers and the English braid Society.
My Colorado Springs studio is shared with a beautiful Maine Coon, Prince Onslo du Chaton.