Designer's Imagination Nurtured by Nature and Freedom

Margaret Roach Wheeler

Chickasaw weaver and clothing designer Margaret Roach Wheeler describes the freedom she enjoyed during her childhood in Montana and how her early connection with nature influences her artistic designs.

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Margaret Roach Wheeler is an award-winning weaver, fiber expert and textile artist.