Taos artist Faith Welsh approaches her fiber pieces using the same constructs as her painting: color, value, chroma, shape, and texture. Her work has evolved into using intarsia, short rows and couching to create both functional freeform garments and non functional pictorial pieces in fiber. She wanted to get away from the usual linear progression of knitting to create undulating landscape inspired passages in my work and some very interesting techniques have come about from this exploration. In addition to mixing colors as she goes along, she often switches from knitting to traditional crochet, to Tunisian crochet, back and forth in a given piece. The result tends to create a personal surface that is rich in textural interest.