Opalessence: Fiber Studio

Margery has been a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and master artisan since 1991.  She specializes in hand weaving and wearable art.  Most of her fabric is made from hand dyed warps that are between 20 and 30 yards long. She uses bamboo, tencel, cotton-chenille, linen, and wool yarns.

She lives in a log home husband Chris and she built in 1989.  A studio addition was added in 1997.  After the studio was added she started collecting fiber equipment to sell.  Sometimes it is great condition other times it needs to be cleaned and repaired.  Her husband also repairs antique and vintage spinning wheels.  He knows how to spin and will make sure your wheel is in working order.  They both have had the opportunity to participate in the Pennsylvania State Farm Show – Sheep to Shawl Competition in Harrisburg.  Their team, from York County, won first place in 1997, 1999, and 2000. 

Her formal education includes a degree in Social Science from Penn State and a Masters degree from Millersville University in Special Education.  She has been designing and making clothing since she was 13.  In 1990 she took my first weaving class at the Manning’s in East Berlin, PA.  Other weaving instruction continued through workshops and home study courses.  In addition she creates jewelry by using silver and fusing glass to form the jewelry that accents her wearable art.

She is also an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor, a retired educator and owner of Opalessence Fiber Studio.

© Margery Erickson 2018