Beth Burns

I am a fiber artist and retired Fisheries Biologist who has lived on Roanoke Island for over thirty-five years. I work with a variety of natural fibers and have a preference for the drape of superfine threads (silk, wool, cotton, linen, tencel, bamboo). A fascination with wool has naturally evolved to the incorporation of felted fibers into some of the handwoven works, and nuno felting with silk and merino wool. Most recent creations incorporate echo printing, a natural dying technique where plants are printed onto the felted wool or silk fabrics. All work highlights uniquely dyed yarns and silks for original work and true pieces of wearable art. I especially love to utilize wool from own small flock, which in addition to beautiful fleeces, provide daily purpose and peace. The flock resides at Island Farm, Manteo, North Carolina, currently consists of Merino and Romney sheep, and provides flexibility in my work.