I make pictures in fabric and thread, sometimes called pictorial quilts - although I don't always quilt my pieces. I finish them in whatever manner seems appropriate at the time.
Since I also love to take photographs, I often use them as the basis for a fibre piece. Digitally altering images allows me to lend a painterly touch to the photographs. I tell myself I've gone this route because I can't draw, but that's not the real truth. I use photographs because I love making them and using them in my fibre art allows me to combine two obsessions.