A New York kind of Spring
|An ancient redbud in Buffalo|
|Rural Ontario woven brick lace|
|Bead-leno specialist Martha Reeves presented the Thousand Islands Arts Center collection of fine Tarascan Lace, a patterned type of leno. |
|The ‘table loom’ I use for weaving fence |
|The tools I use for weaving fence |
A couple sections of cedar fencing is serving temporary duty in an installation, accepted into the local juried show, along with a couple other pieces. An honor to be accepted and submitting is part of a continuing campaign to get textiles viewed as artistic statements.
In August a guild mate and I took advantage of a Rep Weave workshop offered at Janny Simpson’s (of Connecticut) new summer teaching studio in Northern Michigan. The Weaving Barn at Lynn Lake is a beautiful setting and we had a stimulating study with Lucienne Coifman - also of Connecticut. Rep weave is a technique I relish but use seldom.
The Complex Weaver’s Seminars in D.C. was exciting on many levels. Leading two seminars was an honor but participating in the informal fashion show and getting to touch Lillian Whipple’s silk rep cloak was perhaps the highlight, especially as I was fresh from a coarse-cotton rep.
|...But you can’t take the weaver out of the potter |
Rugfight at the Old Cedar Corral
|Pure Michigan Glitz - a frame-up at the Besser Museum Juried Show |
|The runner I wove on the end of my workshop warp has Morag’s approval. |