Category Archives: On the Road

A Great Conference

I just returned from a fabulous week at the Hand Weavers Spinners and Dyers of Alberta Conference. The truth of their vision statement was demonstrated in every way.

“A community that supports, promotes, educates and inspires Fibre Arts.”

We started off the week with a 3-day Color Horoscope Weaving Workshop. … Continue Reading…

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Saori Santa Cruz

“Consider the difference between a person and a machine”

Saori Weaving and the Saori loom is the polar opposite of the Jaquard loom. My visit to Saori Santa Cruz truly rounded out my total weaving experience.

I am sorry I didn’t take any pictures of the exterior of this … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Other's Efforts, Saori

More Intentional Design

I couldn’t resist focusing in on Diane Ayers loom and weaving. For all the years I have been teaching, I have never seen a workshop loom like this—especially for a 4 harness plain weave gal like me.

I really had to put all of reverse loom snobbery aside on this … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Teaching, Workshops

Visit to a Consummate Complex Weaver

Following the presentation at the Central Coast Weavers, Sandra Rude whisked me away for an exciting visit to her studio.

It was amazing to see the marriage of computer, loom, and cloth so elegantly orchestrated by Sandra.

Although I rarely dabble in any weave structure more complicated than a simple … Continue Reading…

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Hello from the Central Coast Weavers

Of course, now I am back in Montana after an amazing visit to the Central Coast Weavers. I don’t usually like to back-track, but this guild has much to share. If you click on their link, the first thing you see is this:

Guild Motto: Friendship is the shining

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Also posted in Teaching

There and Back Again

I cut the weaving off the loom almost on the way to the airport. When I decided to finish it off in Columbus, I felt much better. It would become a part of the workshop. The students couldn’t quite believe the difference before and after laundering. I’ll attempt to get … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Almost Ikat, Teaching, Workshops

I’m in Montana Now

I’ll be resurfacing soon. I’m much beyond this point. In fact I am actually setting up the loom. I wasn’t sure I would be able to make a blog post as I am unable to send email (although I do receive it). More to follow……

It may be cloudy in … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Moving

Dalai Lama Weaving and Sunflowers

Although I brought the Dalai Lama weaving with me on my trip to the East Coast, I didn’t show it around very much.

But when I got to these magical fields…well, you get the picture.

Whenever I feel overwhelmed with the move, I look at this picture and can’t help … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Ideas, Nature

The Journey Begins—

Where is the line between excitement and hysteria (grin)?

Grace is happily packed and ready to go.

Onward into the future….

The trip was somewhat of a blur, and in the next post I will be of my initial visit to the Garden. I didn’t take a single picture during … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Garden of 1000 Buddhas


I know that I have posted this image before, but since the original photo was taken of me dancing in a field just outside of Arlee, Montana in 1970 (I can’t believe it is 40 years ago!), it is extremely relevant to “Weaving in the Garden”

When I got my … Continue Reading…

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