Through The Looking Glass
With a passion for textiles, Midge Jackson explores and pushes the limits of fiber art. A seamstress from an early age, she has designed and created many one of a kind wedding gowns in the past. After learning to knit about 20 years ago, she turned her talents to fiber arts with a natural progression to spinning and weaving. Using her textile background, she designs ready to wear knitted and woven items. She also distributes knitting patterns for various items.
Midge Jackson at her spinning wheel
Known as “The Pearly Queen”, Midge utilizes knitting and weaving techniques to create unique jewelry from wire, crystals, glass, semi precious stones,buttons and enamel work. Many buttons are created in her studio, using the hot glass method, and marketed at fiber arts shows throughout the country. In addition, “The Pearly Queen” designs and makes stone and semi precious drop spindles , utilizing vintage buttons.
Although she does not currently make wedding gowns, The Pearly Queen continues to knit fine lace wedding handkerchiefs for brides and to provide them with wedding jewelry made from crystals and freshwater pearls.
A registered nurse in her “other life”, Midge lives in Tyler, Texas, with her husband of 42 years. They are joined by two cats, “The Beautiful Zoe” and “The Lovely Tess”. Tess is an occasional donor of fine spinning fiber for lace projects. As a charter member of the Wildflower Fiber Retreat Committee, Midge coordinates the annual retreat for spinners and knitting camp. She teaches knitting in the community and has presented workshops throughout the state, including Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conferences, Kid N Ewe, and other venues.
If you have questions or need more information, please send Email to Midge
Enjoy shopping her studio!!