I’m Kimberley Pierce Cartwright and this is my creative space. Welcome! You might be surprised to know that most of my work happens at the end of my kitchen table or on my kitchen floor. When you see my stuff imagine me working sprawled out sorting fabric, painting and sewing all while waiting for hot water to boil so I can have some tea.
I grew up in Hallsboro, North Carolina during the 1960s and 70s. Back then there was no Internet, cell phones, cable television or electric cars. We’ve come a long way since then and everything is fast except crafting and doing things by hand. I love slow sewing and crafting. It puts life in perspective for me because I remember the simpler times when my mother made our clothes on an old treadle sewing machine because we didn’t have electricity. She cooked our meals and made sure we understood the meaning of hard work. She gave me her fabric scraps and I made little dolls with rudimentary clothing. My artwork today reminds me of those simple days. I hope you will stop by often and spend some time with me.