Midge Jackson, The Pearly Queen,is a local fiber artist who has been crafting unique apparel using knitting and weaving techniques for many years.
In addition to apparel, Midge handcrafts original jewelry, showcasing handmade glass and vintage buttons and beads.
Midge resides in Tyler Texas, with her husband and two cats, The Beautiful Zoe and The Lovely Tess. Tess is a frequent doner of fine underdown included in handspun yarns. Midge’s work is showcased at www.wildflowerfiber.com.
Blue Moon Gardens
Open Thursday - Sunday 9-5
Most Unique Selection of Nursery Plants in the Tyler & East Texas area
Mary Wilhite is co-owner of Blue Moon Gardens. Several years ago she decided to pursue more creative endeavors and took on millinery (hat making). She enjoys designing, blocking and trimming felt hats, but realized Texas was not the climate for felt hats. So she turned her interest to felting – making fabric from natural fibers. Mary likes the physicality of wet felting and the creative fun of needle felting.
Randy Martin Sculptor and artist Randy Martin owned Flying Fish Gallery in Ben Wheeler for 6 years with his wife Sherri. Randy has been making garden art for Blue Moon Gardens for the past 20 years. He enjoys sharing his talent with others.
Sharon Lee Smith is co-owner of Blue Moon Gardens. A garden designer for many years, she loves working with color. Now an accomplished rug hooker, Sharon enjoys dyeing wool for hooking and applique and designing rug patterns.
Tana Doss Both my grandmother's influenced my artistic journey. One grandmother quilted and tatted, the other painted and crocheted and both did embroidery. I was fortunate to be an "Art Mom" while my sons were in school and now enjoy encouraging others to find creativity in themselves.