12 Goose Lane: Suite G
Tolland, CT 06084
Studio Map & Directions
Artists Open Studio Dates
November 25, 26 & December 2, 3
Fabric has always been a part of Colleen's life. Her grandmothers, mother and aunt all sewed and she learned her appreciation of fabric from them. Colleen started out as a quilter in 1987. Her love of vintage linens, laces, and garments steered her in the direction of recreating aprons and clothing. She uses vintage handkerchiefs, bureau scarves, table runners, scraps of quilts, feed sacks, wedding dresses and lace and even hand dyes some of the pieces to recreate half aprons into full aprons and to give old garments a new look. Custom orders are welcomed.. Colleen loves to create special aprons using your own family linens and she will work on you to create the perfect apron for you and your family..
Colleen also likes to recreate jewelry using old silverware, broken pieces of jewelry, shells, and found objects. She uses resin and soldering techniques to give broken items a new life.
When she is not working at her art, she can be found in her gardens or spending time with her husband and dogs Rosie, and Sam. They love to hike up North or visit the Cape.