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.