V ä v a! V e v e! weaving cloth one thread at a time
Monday, February 2, 2015
Tea Towels at Summer Studio
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!
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.