Convergence 2012

Convergence is a bi-annual national/interneational conference for weavers, dye-ers, spinners, textile artists.  I was selected as a Student Assistant to participate at this gathering of people who love making anything fiber related. It was held in Long Beach, California July 17 – 21. My motivation for going was to participate in two workshops, led by […]

Autumn Colors Ikat v1 is off the loom

I just cut off the first version of Autumn Colors Ikat (pronounced ee-kot).  Here’s a preview to satisfy your curiousity.   This series of ikat was inspired by our gorgeous fall colors in 2011.  The trees around Raleigh were absolutely brilliant last fall.  My friend Jenny captured the colors and I have used this photo to […]

Autumn Colors Ikat

I have started a new weft-faced ikat project.  Ikat is a process where the yarn is dyed, in a pattern, before it is woven.  Once the weaving starts, a the pattern emerges.  Weft-faced ikat is all about color placement.  No warp yarns are exposed (remember, the warp is the long threads on the loom).  This […]