Ellen is a retired physician with extensive background in adult learner education in medicine. She began a fiber arts business in 2012 with both custom fiber supplies and completed pieces of fiber art with a focus on Art to Wear. She has been a regular vendor at fiber festivals and juried art festivals in Iowa and the upper North Central region. She uses mainly US small farm wool with recent inclusion of other rare breeds. Her fiber teaching experience includes workshops and presentations in felting, dyeing, the use of vintage buttons in the fiber arts, and the Shave’Em to Save’Em breeds.