Catharine moved to Deep River with her husband and two small children in 2001. For the next 8 years her life was filled with raising her two boys and working for Atomic Energy of Canada. A shift in her direction occurred around 2009 when Catharine left work to pursue other endeavours. During this exploration she took some local felting classes and hasn't looked back.
Catharine has been felting for seven years. During that time Catharine has taken a few online classes as well as in-person felting classes. The techniques learned have enabled her to continue exploring the limitless possibilities there are with wool. She starts with the basic components that allow her to create wall hangings, clothes, three-dimensional objects, and more.
She has shown her work locally in the town of Deep River, ON and she has joined up with other groups that have exhibited her work in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. In 2020 her work was included in a published book, "Separate yet Connected".
She is inspired to create by what she sees in her surroundings and by her experiences with current events. Rooms in her house serve as studio areas. You can see her work on Facebook by going to her Wet Woolens page.