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Spring 2013

Scans

Decided to scan some of my weaving samples as well as some line drawings I made based on the linear weaving pattern. These exercises are for the surface treatments of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Frame Loom Weaving 101

Eager as I am, I bought some cotton yarn this weekend and began my first weaving sample this morning. The selection of yarn was extremely limited considering I wanted a … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Weaving For Dummies

In recent months I’ve become mildly obsessed with contemporary and historic weaving. I cant decide if it’s the colors, the textures, the patterns, the cultural variations, or that pesky ‘craft’ … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College Photographic Gallery Cover of photographic brochure “Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina.” 1937-1939 Connie Spencer, BMC student 1940-1942 Miriam “Mimi” French, BMC student 1939-1944 Jackie Tankersley … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ikats

Images from Ikats: Woven Silks from Central Asia, The Rau Collection Woman in Bokhara, c.1880 “Ikat fabric was used for centuries in the traditional garments and furnishings of Central Asian peoples … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sue Lawty

Lead, woven lead strips hammered, 2009 ‘I seek an understated restraint, balance, tension, rhythm: an essential stillness’ The work is rooted in an emotional, spiritual and physical engagement with the … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Friends

Valley Hills, cotton twine, wools & plant dyed wool from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm New Friends is Alexandra Segreti (Weird Friends) and Kelly Rakowski (Nothing is New). Alex and Kelly … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment