AnnMarie is a mostly self-taught crafter who has worked in many media. A children’s book editor and writer, she moved to Vermont from Brooklyn in 2021. For many years, she sewed and sold sock monkeys for a small NYC-based nonprofit that organized fine art and craft exhibitions and workshops for underserved artists, including seniors, those in recovery, and the unhoused. She also once organized a community art project for kids that involved weaving on old CDs with recycled yarn.
These days she experiments with needle and wet felting, knits, and weaves a bit. She is excited to join the fiber community at the Craft School, where she aims to learn as much as share her skills. She lives in Shelburne with her two kids, one husband, and a very old cat.