Artist Blog

Visit to a weaving studio in Sardegna!

May 5th, 2015

In April, I found Bar­bara and Tomasso at Casa Lussu, their home and stu­dio in Armungia, a small vil­lage north of Cali­gari, Sardegna.  Tap­peti di Armungia

They are con­tin­u­ing and expand­ing the local weav­ing tra­di­tion, as learned from Barbara’s grand­mother, Gio­vanna Serri, and were extremely gen­er­ous in shar­ing details and drafts that she had recorded. I hope to weave a replica soon.

Restored loom with exam­ple of local weaving

Weaving Show at Nordic Heritage Museum

March 18th, 2012

Come and see the weav­ings beau­ti­fully dis­played at the Nordic Her­itage Museum until May 6th, 2012! Seat­tle Weavers’ Guild is cel­e­brat­ing its 75th Anniver­sary with shows around the area, includ­ing this one. Influ­ences from the nordic coun­tries are show­cased with tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary designs from over thirty guild mem­bers. Three of my silk scarves and a dra­matic ikat-dyed wool rug I made are included in the display.

Studio featured in New Blog!

November 18th, 2011

Recently Judy Dou­glas came to visit. She is an Edmonds neigh­bor who has started a blog to explore the spaces in which artists cre­ate, Stu­dio Snap­shops Blog. As she says, “Large or small, orga­nized or messy, I love look­ing at how peo­ple make their work spaces unique to them.”

Now, meet­ing with some­one who plans to expose your pri­vate work­space both to her scrutiny — and through her eyes to the pub­lic — can def­i­nitely give one pause. It is not so much whether House Beau­ti­ful would approve. And it’s not about the work and its artis­tic merit or tech­ni­cal exper­tise. It is much more per­sonal. Hav­ing a place where I go and weave is still akin to being in my own magic king­dom, and what might a vis­i­tor see?

This is the place where, cre­atively, my per­va­sive uncer­tain­ties and my unre­strained plea­sures occur. My “Room of One’s Own”. I encounter enor­mous mon­sters and I learn to tap into great pow­ers. Cre­ativ­ity is much sim­pler and much more dif­fi­cult than I understood.

Thank you, Judy, for vis­it­ing, and for shar­ing some of the magic!

Weaving demo during Edmonds Art Studio Tour

August 22nd, 2011

I will give weav­ing demon­stra­tions and answer ques­tions dur­ing the two days of the Edmonds Art Stu­dio Tour, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 17 and 18, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come visit and see a vari­ety of scarves, table linen and rugs for sale.