shawls and work on exhibit at The Visual Art Center of Richmond!

25 06 2010

We are still working on the shawls in the weaving studio. I have completed 2 summer silk shawls, and they are at Crossroads Art Center for sale! One is plain weave, raw silk warp with an all natural eyelash weft. The other is the raw silk warp, and the all natural eyelash weft, but in an all-over huck pattern. Both are natural in color, and very light for breezy summer evenings. Believe it or not, we had a nice cool evening last night, after a record-breaking 102 degree day!

“G” is working on the blue shawl, for a loved one in a retirement home, and “B” is working on the beautiful peruvian, baby alpaca, shawl.  Pics of these two items are below;0)

Also, The Visual Art Center of Richmond is having it’s annual Faculty Show. The opening is tonight (June 25, 2010). One large wet-felted wall-hanging of mine is in the show. Hope you will come and see it, as well as support the Visual Art Center and it’s talented faculty. I’m looking forward to going to the opening tonight. See you there;0)

One Day Weaving Workshop for ONE!

17 06 2010

My new weaving friend had made arrangements to take the Learn to Weave in a Weekend several times, and several times, the workshop was cancelled for lack of registrants, or folks committing verbally, and not coming through with registration and fee payment. This seemed so unfair to the one student, so finally, we just did it anyway.

The workshop was offered to her as a one day workshop, so she didn’t have to do a hotel overnight, and hopefully, she will begin joining us on Sunday afternoons for the regular weaving classes. We got a great deal done, and she is happily weaving;0)

Here a are a couple of pictures toward the end of a L-o-n-g day:

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What fun it is to meet the wonderful fiber enthusiasts that I encounter.

Another fun rigid heddle workshop

6 06 2010

Bethesda Church, in Powhatan, Va hosted a rigid heddle workshop which I taught yesterday.

We had 8 participants, and used a variety of rigid heddle looms. It was loads of fun, We got a lot done, but almost everyone took the loom home, to complete the project.

It’s always fun to meet the folks I meet as workshop opportunities come up. It’s fun to see how every student creates their own uniquely beautiful piece.  Thank you Cindy for organizing this, and Bethesda for hosting it.