Renie is probably best known for her incredibly detailed narrative embroideries and assorted other creative uses for textile techniques.
She describes her Catato™ Books this way…
“Things that seem impossible to me, like extending a narrative idea beyond a single picture, become possible with my computer. I created these books in my computer and published them under the name “CATATO”, an acronym for the “CArd TAble TOp” upon which my computer sat—and coincidentally the name of a vegimal, part cat and part potato.”
Renie’s book Catato and Friends was published by Little Chickadee Media in 2012. Copies purchased from the Penland Gallery have a signed bookplate inside the front cover.