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.