My enthusiasm for “all things woven” has quickly grown beyond my initial desire to make only “rag rug style” items. In my home, I design and create a variety of handwoven items for personal style and home decor on an array of looms from multi-shaft floor looms to small hand-held pin looms. I often find myself shifting from one loom to another as I prefer to work on three to four projects in rotation. My enduring fascination for this craft is centered in its amazing variety - from the weaving equipment, technique, and chosen structure to the fiber color, texture and pattern - the possibilities are endless. Now as a recently retired Wilkes County teacher, I have more time for my “weaving explorations” and occasionally teach beginning weaving classes at Sawtooth.
Handwoven rag rugs adorned the floors of my childhood home and I was intrigued by the thought of taking discarded cloth and creating an article with renewed life. Years later when I inherited a 4-shaft floor loom from my mother, I had no weaving skills but a strong desire to learn. I found that education at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC, where I have taken several weaving classes over the past decade.
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