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Adele Rogers Recklies has had a career that encompasses both beads and fiber, academic work and creative play.  Before working as a costumer maker for professional theater, she earned a B.A. and M.A. from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in theater from The Ohio State University.  After teaching in a small college in West Virginia and then working for two different costume shops in New York City, Dr. Recklies opened her own business in 1987 specializing in theatrical knitting, crochet, and related crafts.
Dr. Recklies' embroidery work can be seen in the recent movie Memoirs of a Geisha.  Her knitted costumes have been worn in other movies such as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Big Fish, and Stepmom as well as Broadway shows such as CATS.  Some of her beadwork was included in 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork and exhibited in Bead International 2006 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center as well as the Masami Sato & Members of The Bead Society of Greater New York shows at Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and 2004.
To see some of Dr. Recklies' knitting and beading creations visit her website using the link below. 

Adele Recklies Co.

I didn't incorporate beads into the project, but I crocheted two hyperbolic plane coral pieces for the Coral Reef project that was exhibited at the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center in New York City.  It was a lot of fun!  For more information, visit and look for the Coral Reef section.
Here is a photo of my green, yellow and white coral in the exhibit.

Coral Reef Project
at photo bottom: my yellow coral


I made these pieces to be worms but the exhibitors used them as more coral.  The volunteers who set up the Coral Reef exhibit did a great job of taking the many individual creations and fashioning them into a whole. 

Coral Reef Project
One of my brown and white "worms"

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