THE POWER OF GATHERING OVER TIME

Combining moments of time in woven thread and color has been a journey spanning more than a half century.  Every once in a while, it is useful to throw open the cedar chest and take a look at one’s “treasures”. I always try to save a little bit of everything
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Posted in Exhibition

RETROSPECTIVE IN LAVENDER

AGAIN AND STILL TIME PASSES–I riffle through the comodious cedar chest, selecting bits and samples of cloth woven in other times and places. Some of the fabrics date back 40 years. I’ve been saving them for something–as it turns out, it is to create 144 lavender pillows for an upcoming … Continue Reading…

Posted in Exhibition, Lavender Pillows

WOVEN COLLAGED PAPER

During the last 10 years I lived in Seattle, I taught a workshop called FINDING THE COLOR WITHIN. It was lots of fun and consisted of making a series of collages focusing on different aspects of the student’s life and aspirations and then cutting the collages into strips and weaving … Continue Reading…

Posted in Exhibition, Woven Paper Collage

TENCELICIOUS

 I had such a good time with the last Tencel horoscope weaving that I posted it on FB and got a request for another. For some reason, the image of the weaving in process did not upload, so you will just see—coming down the home stretch (above) and my favorite … Continue Reading…

Posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Fiber

TA DA!

The weather has greatly improved, and TA DA, the tencel/cashmere shawl is completed and delivered.

And I already got a jump on the next Color Horoscope Weaving.

 Once again I am using tencel. I had some tension problems on the last piece, so we’ll see if I managed to iron … Continue Reading…

Posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Commissions, Recycled Cashmere

AS THE BLIZZARD, SO THE SHUTTLE

 Amazing weather out there, so what’s a gal to do? Weave, of course!

This is my first Color Horoscope Weaving with Tencel warp (and recycled cashmere weft). I have done a few sample pieces wanting to see if I am able to launder in the washing machine and dry in … Continue Reading…

Posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Commissions, Recycled Cashmere

SAORI SELFIE elfie elfie


I recently had the opportunity to visit Saori Berkeley and actually sat down and wove for an hour or so. I love Saori Weaving! It is very freeing. The only thing I focused on while I wove was to NOT pay any attention to my edges. (so much discipline!)

Then
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Posted in Weaving

SILK BROOCHES


 From my large stash of ikat dyed silk yarn (some dating back to the early 80’s when I first started making the brooches), I meticulously wrap and wrap and wrap. It takes me approximately 20 minutes to wrap each individual unit.  I use archival black core matte board and have … Continue Reading…

Posted in Exhibition, Ikat Jewelry, Promotion

CRAFTY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN


START FROM WHERE YOU ARE!
Although many things have happened since my last post, in Blogland one can only move forward–especially with the holidays fast approaching. This is just one of several gifty ideas I will be presently in the next several days.

My friend, John, calls these “smalls”. I … Continue Reading…

Posted in Exhibition, Promotion

PRICELESS PICS OF WEAVING PEACE AT THE GARDEN OF ONE THOUSAND BUDDHAS


Although the 9th annual Peace Festival at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas happened over a month ago, I JUST got these pictures from my wonderful photographer/artist friend Marti DeAlva!

Imagine my honor and surprise when Namchak Khenpo stopped by my booth to give weaving a try.

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Posted in Saori