H A N D W O V E N

I think I was meant to be a weaver even before I was one. At least in the back of my mind was the idea that I would like to weave. Little did I know that I would LOVE to weave once I learned how. Fibers and cloth have always been a big part of my life. My Mom was a Home Economics teacher and taught me to sew and stitch my first quilt when I was nine. In college (where I earned a BS & BA in Fashion Design) courses included historic textiles and textile design which I found intriguing, but still weaving was not on my radar. I don’t remember what made me make a call in 2010 to try to find a weaving instructor but I’m so thankful that I did! That call led me to a life’s passion, as well as giving me the opportunity to study with retired UVM weaving instructor and artist Betty Atwood. Her love for fiber, tremendous knowledge and vast experience helped launched me into a world of creativity as fascinating and limitless as my imagination. There is no end to the beautiful things I can create given some string (fancy string mind you!) and fairly basic tools. With each new work my mind churns with the possibilities of the next project even before the current warp is off the loom! My fascination with the construction of cloth drives me from initial concept to choosing fibers and colours, winding a warp, threading the loom and throwing the rhythmic passes of the shuttle. The materialization of the cloth gets me every time. I wish I had come to weaving earlier, but am so grateful that I found it when I did. I look forward to many more years in front of my loom, creating simple or elegant, useful or purely decorative works of fiber art. “Weave me the sunshine out of the falling rain Weave me the hope of a new tomorrow, fill my cup again.” - Peter Yarrow -
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