I have spent the last month at Summer Studio, weaving on my smaller 48" AVL due to an equipment failure and subsequent need for ordering a part that was not available for about 3 weeks. No problem! I love it there and get quite a bit of work done, while enjoying the solitude and warm crackling fires in the fireplace. I had a few tablerunner orders to complete, and an overdue payback of some towels to a jewelry artist friend of mine in North Carolina. Laurel's Bench We have a strong affection for each other's work and while I keep her buried in linen, I just can't have too much of Laurel's jewelry! She LOVES color in her linens, so I wove a couple of towels for her after I was done with the tablerunner orders. These Tea Towels still need hems and wet-finishing, which will have them looking all GLAM for Laurel! I had some fun putting my color theory studies to work!
väva! veve! has just been informed that we
have been nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards!! This
is so beyond cool!! Take a look at the link, Follow! And then
SHARE!!!!! SHARE this news to the ends of the earth, and to the moon,
and everywhere in between!! Then come back and VOTE starting September
15th!!! OMG!! I have to go lie down!
When we take pictures we are usually recording
something for a memory. But taking pictures can also open one's eyes
to a fresh view. I have things coming into my studio here and there all the time,
and the things that were there before get pushed further back in my attention.
The excitement of something new overtakes the old and my eyes tend to
not see what is right there in front of me. So today, I took my camera
and looked . . . really looked at all the color, fantasy, and detail in
my studio. It was fun to see things with a fresh eye.
I was a Certified Interior Designer, designing corporate and commercial facilities for the past 30 years. I retired after owning my own design firm for about 15 of those 30 years. While designing interiors I had many opportunities to examine luscious textiles in detail. The fabrics today are so incredible, using all kinds of materials, from plastics to metal, to achieve a look and function; while color application has reached new heights. Very inspiring stuff! Being the right brainer that I am, I thought, “I could do that. . .” So I turned Hand Weaver and continue to pursue my passion in textiles. The future always holds something wonderful, and that's where I'm heading.