Jeanne faith d'orleans

Artist. It’s taken me awhile to own that word. Even though one of my paintings hung in a New York City exhibit when I was 9 years old and my photography was juried into the South Carolina Artisan’s Center. Over a lifetime of creative pursuits, I’ve worked in a dozen or more mediums: watercolor and acrylic painting, needlepoint, tapestry weaving, quilting, mixed media collage, photography, clay. Elizabeth Gilbert would call me a Hummingbird. Watch her on Super Soul Sunday. It’s me.

I am a creative explorer, like you are. My happiest time is when I’m in class at Arrowmont or John C. Campbell. Sitting with a master, learning how to wrestle my rigid heddle loom or make my first log cabin quilt. Trying out circular knitting needles to make 10 pink hats or yarnbombing a parking meter on Main Street. Sewing an outfit out of recyclable materials and walking a runway in it. Wow, I’ve done that five times! A gathering of my work can be found here

Professionally, I’m in Learning and Development. I teach workshops in leadership, communication and service. I also offer classes on how to bring creativity to the workplace. My greatest joy is being of service and support to others. So now I bring together my love of the creative pursuits that have filled my life and my passion for teaching. I am grateful we will connect to explore what our minds, hearts and hands can create.

My studio session will explore how to combine fiber and threads to express ourselves. We’ll work small and use a variety of materials, some we may discover in our beautiful setting of Haw River.