Kati loves the discipline of weaving, coupled with its creative problem solving. She claims to be an engineer who struggles with the artistic aspect of making cloth. Kati relishes a good challenge and the thrill of success, and is honored that her design became the official State of Michigan Tartan in 2011. She has recently completed two major commissions for All Saints Parish Rosary Society.
Initially self-taught, Kati was Artist-in-the-Schools pioneer through the National Endowment for the Arts in 1972-3, has won multiple prizes for her weaving, been invited lecturer for weaving guilds and conferences throughout North America, and has published two respected books: For Love of Lithuanian Weaving, and Warp with a Trapeze and Dance with your Loom.
Kati calls ‘friend’ some of the best - and kindest - weavers around the world. Her favorite loom is a simple 4-shaft counterbalance with long-eyed heddles. She appreciates the design freedom of the drawloom and loves the great memory help of the computer assist. Kati also spins flax, wool, cotton, and cat hair for the fun of it.