Category Archives: Talking Threads


An assemblage of wrappings spelling out the word PEACE in English, Salish, and Tibetan. WEAVING PEACE is an ongoing project I will be doing in August at the Hangin Art Gallery and Coffee House in Arlee. Anyone who can make it to Hangin … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Intentional Design, Teaching, Techniques


Talking Threads is a system of assigning a color and number to go with every letter of the alphabet. The number code is constant. The letter “A” = 1, “B” is 2, C is 3 and so on down to “Z” which is 26. To spell GENEROSITY (pictured above): G=7, … Continue Reading…

New Show at the Hangin Art Gallery

So besides moving (during a hail storm) and sitting in the middle of a mountain of boxes, I am the featured artist in a show opening on Saturday. Now to stop unpacking and posting, and get busy writing my artist statement. I think I am even going to be in … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Exhibition, Photoshop, Promotion

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…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, On the Road, Teaching, Woven Paper Collage

A Plain Weaver Takes a Holiday

Once every ten years or so I like to crank up all 8 harnesses and all 10 treadles just for the fun of it. (and also to see if I really can do it)(grin)

This is an harness block twill, inspired by Coby Johnson, current president of the Missoula Weavers … Continue Reading…

Also posted in In the Studio, Towel Exchange, Woven Words

What Is Intentional Design Anyway

Begin with a group of friends with a message, a meaning, and/or a desire . Add your favorite colors. Mix, wrap, blend, stir and voila! Intentional Design

Above is my first venture into group art. This piece was created during the Central Coast Weavers Intentional Design Workshop. Each segment is … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Intentional Design, Weaving Philosophy