Anyone who knows me also knows that I am constantly learning and starting new things. Even at a point in my life when I could sit back and coast there still is so much to try and to do. This new website is the latest iteration. It is a place where I can share my adventures in weaving, my successes and my “ain’t never doin’ that again” experiences. It is also just mine. Yes, I know, it may be simpler and less work to put my weavings in an Etsy or other online store and just go back to one of my looms to make more.
Not for me. Half the fun for me is the process, from start – the yarns, even the animals they come from – to finish, when I hold a one-of-a-kind piece in my hands. I suspect other artists feel the same way. Most of us are control freaks to some extent. We need to have our hands in as much of the process as possible.
Case in point: a new rayon chenille scarf in the rich deep purpley-red color of one of Oregon’s terrific Pinot Noirs. I chose the specific skein of chenille I wanted, chose the deep royal purple for the edging, calculated the length and width I intended, allowed for all the factors that might change the yarns from the time I put them on the loom, through the weaving, until it was washed and finished. Whatever the result, it was all my decisions and skill (or lack of!) that showed in the final piece. That just feels right.
So here we go. Please come along for the ride, and let me hear from you. What you like. What you don’t like. What you wish I would make and what colors speak to you. I’m having fun, and so should you!