Phyllis Twa shows of some off Divine Domestic Diva creations.

Divine Domestic Diva shines through

Phyllis Twa has created a line of aprons by mixing special fabrics and the occasional pearl necklace that can bring out the diva in anyone.

Phyllis Twa has created a line of aprons by mixing special fabrics and the occasional pearl necklace that can bring out the diva in anyone.

Divine Domestic Diva  Aprons started out as something Twa did for fun but has now become a popular item for locals and tourists. Twa has lived in Golden for 40 years and has fond memories of visiting relatives in the area when she was a child.

Twa has been working with her hands in a creative way since she was very young.

“I have always sewn. After taking textile classes I thought of going into the arts in some form after high school,” she said. “My mom taught us to knit, sew, crochet and embroider.”

The idea for Divine Domestic Diva started a few years ago  leading into Christmas, when Twa decided she did not like her apron.

She had some material on hand and thought she would make a new apron for the season.

“Friends saw it and asked if I could make one for them and that’s how it began,” she said.

Since these humble beginnings, Twa has gotten busier by the day, but she still enjoys what she is creating.

“I like the fact that the fabric is so different. I like to create the apron by looking at the fabric and putting it together. Plus they are fun, and serviceable too.”

Twa added that she can make aprons based on themes like Halloween and cats.

“I made one for my niece with a piece material that said ‘I love my cat.’ Some of them are themed, while others just come from my head,” she said.

She is also grateful to have a place like the Art Gallery Of Golden to show off her creations.

“I am very appreciative of the Art Gallery of Golden giving me a place to show my stuff,” she said. She added that she thinks the gallery is important for local artists to have a place to show their creative side.


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