Sally Dillon grew up in a household where people made things “from scratch.” Her parents built their own house, made furniture, turned wooden bowls, made cement sculpture and sewed clothing as well as doing painting, both on the walls and on canvas. She went on to major in studio art at Mount Holyoke College and has a Masters Degree in sculpture from the University of New Mexico.
After working in commercial art for 18 years, Sally started her own fiber art company, painting on silk for scarves, dresses and coats as well as elaborate narrative silk quilts which were sold at galleries and craft fairs across the country. Her current interest in felting makes it possible to combine sculpture, painting and fiber art skills in one piece. The Western Mass Fiber Arts members have provided a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere in which to explore and create.