Anna Viadero, Writer and Editor

Ec*lec*tic: Selecting or choosing from various sources; not following any one system; derived from a wide range of styles.

My experience and confidence are coming together at this point in my life so that I'm free to group and gather bits into a whole, whether it's using fabric, fiber or words.

Fiber

Fiber

Socks, lace, scarves, shawls—accessories rather than garments. I enjoy adding beads to catch light and add color & texture. I pull stitches from traditional sources to create contemporary pieces.

I was in the first class of Webs' Expert Knitter Certification program and now teach knitting at Webs and other venues.

Fabric

Fabric

Print, stamp, texture, layer, hand stitch, machine quilt, thread painting, hand painting, weaving, fusing...I'm just beginning and don't know any better, which helps me move forward with abandon.

I’m a member of the Northampton Modern Quilt Guild.

Words

Words

Mostly memoir and personal essay capturing moments of my life that changed my world.

My "Local Color" project collected more than 500 stories, written by senior citizens, of life in the Pioneer Valley in the 19th century.