Marsha is best known for her unique wearable art designs. She is the proprietress of M.A.P. Fiber Creations, and the author of "Crochet Squared" (a contemporary approach to the art of crochet, for which she received the Ohioana Author’s Award). She has her own line of fashionable knit and crochet wearables and patterns, and specializes in designing simple shawls and wraps that stylishly adorn the body.
Marsha uses her interpretation of the creative process to inspire and enlighten. In her own words “I select the finest materials from around the world and combine unique elements of color, texture, fiber and design to create unique garments. The finished pieces are conversation-stopping works of wearable art. I believe that appreciation for wearable art is based on “experiencing” the piece. The way you feel when you adorn yourself with one of my designs is the heart and soul of my creative process. My designs take on the mood and persona of the individual who wears the piece. My work is truly “wearable art to please your heart”.
Marsha has served on the professional critique panel for knitwear design at the University of Cincinnati College of Design Art and Architecture, and teaches a variety of technique and design classes at yarn and specialty shops across the country. She has been a featured guest on the television series Needle Arts Studio (now called Knitting Daily), and her wearable art has been worn by acclaimed actress and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Marsha’s work can be found in galleries, themed teas, trunk shows, specialty boutiques, and by commission only. Her work has also been displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Marsha was a design member of The National Needle Arts Association, the Professional segment of the Crochet Guild of America, and the American Craft Council. Marsha also designs, teaches and consults at Knit-On!- a premier knitting boutique located in Newport, Kentucky. She teaches at The Barn- an artist collaborative in Mariemont, Ohio. Marsha was the leader of the creative design team at Fiberge', a fiber specialty shop in Montgomery, Ohio. Marsha is also a design consultant for MarcieB.com. She is currently working on certification in Fashion Industry Essentials, an affiliate program of Parsons School of Design. Marsha has her own line of creative knit and crochet patterns and is currently self-publishing her second book “Runway to Wear Crochet: Show-Stopping Crochet Designs”. Marsha designs and creates her original pieces of wearable art in her Amberley Village, Ohio studio.
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Instructor/Teacher/Designer in the following specialties:
Crochet design, patterns and techniques