Wonderful Opening Reception

17 09 2009

Tonight, Unsighted opened.  The reception was sponsored by one of my students. She and her husband provided lovely wines, and a beautiful board of delicious cheeses.

We had a nice turnout, and the visitors seemed to enjoy the exhibit.  It’s a little difficult for folks to get used to the idea of ‘touching’ art work.  Thanks Betsy and John, and thanks to the patrons who bought the “Motherhood” piece and the piece on Sat.

Lillstina Owners Manual

14 09 2009

I now have a copy of the Lillstina Owners Manual for you to download. It can be found in the “box.net” box to the lower right on this webpage. Hope you find it helpful.


“Unsighted” is open and the reception is Thurs. 9/17/09

13 09 2009

The show opened on Thurs. Yesterday, I went over to the art center to demonstrate tapestry weaving before and between performances a political parody. A lot of people go into the gallery and visit during those times.  It was a good time for me to talk to people about my work, and what inspired the various pieces, how they were made, and why I enjoy what I do.  Several people just couldn’t overcome their ‘correct thinking’ that typically, you don’t touch things in a gallery. Other people just dove in!  It was fun.

If you are reading this, please come to the opening on Thurs. It’s from 7-9 pm on Sept 17. My youth after school classes begin this week, and I’m looking forward to that as well, as sharing pictures with you of what we are doing in them.  Sewing class is meeting today just to get the lay of the land at Hancock fabric.

What are you weaving?  Did I mention that I’ve started a blog for the sewing students and sewing enthusiasts?  It’s a wordpress blog. and the url is http://sewdelightful.wordpress.com It’s so fresh now, that there isn’t much up, but I’ll build on it as we do more and more in the sewing classes.

If you are working on some great sewing project, please visit the other blog, and link me up to some pictures!


small loom weaving class – thurs. nights

9 09 2009

I’m beginning a small looms weaving class on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 9:00.

The first session will meet from 9/24 – 10/15.  It’s 10 instructional hours.

This is in the far west end of Richmond, VA.  Contact me if you are interested.  It’s rigid heddle looms, table looms, frame looms, and tapestry looms.

I’ve also posted a couple of wetfelting-by-hand classes. hat-felting, and rug felting, and a weekday and weeknight sewing class.  HOpe this helps some of you that I had to put on the waiting list.  visit the ‘contact me’ page for information on how to reach me if you have questions.  Much love.


Studio openings

7 09 2009

Wow, I have to turn the work for the show in tomorrow at 8 am.  I’m close to being ready, but don’t know if all the pieces will have the hanging aparatus by 8:00.  Tough.  We’ll see.

There are a couple of openings in the studio.  If you are interested in learning to weave, and you are in the Richmond, Virginia area, check out the studio. It would be great to have you.

I’m putting up a few pictures of the work for the show .

Youtube, spinning and weaving and my show

4 09 2009

Are you aware that I have Youtube videos to help you with your spinning and weaving education?  In case you haven’t checked them out, shared them with someone, or critiqued my methods, visit my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/maidensweaver

You can check out my teaching style before taking my class, find alternatives to your own spinning and weaving methods, or share this info with someone who needs help with drafting, or threading.  After checking it out, perhaps you will join me for a class?

ALSO, it seems that my students have decided to sponsor the opening reception for the show opening next week!  The opening is Sept 17 from 7-9 pm at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (That’s in VA). The exhibit is a tactile exhibit, and is definitely geared toward tactility and being experienced “unsighted”.  If you are bringing a group, and you contact me, I’ll try to meet you over at the art center.  My studio is just about 15 min. away.   Call ahead and we can make arrangements.  If you are visiting from out of town, and want to combine your visit with a studio visit, e-mail me, and we will see what we can do. OK?

Thanks for your support, and A BIG thanks to my dear students.

Youth Weaving Classes

2 09 2009

Registration is still open for the Youth Weaving Classes in Richmond for Fall ’09.

Floor loom weaving and Tapestry weaving for youth are offered as Monday and Tues. after-school classes.  Other after-school classes are sewing, crochet and knitting as well as a fiber arts exploratory.

Contact Cherri Hankins for more information: maidensweaver@earthlink.net