Archive for April, 2014

New Projects in the studio this spring!

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 Click here to comment!

I am very excited to be working with the McKnight Foundation again.  In 2003 they commissioned me to design and weave 3 rugs for their new location in the Mill City Museum building.  They are in the process of restructuring a new area and we just confirmed the design for a 13′ x 20′ rug.  I love the neutral greys and beige tones with accents of purple, rust, lime and dark brown from the upholstery fabric.  Can’t wait to see this one!  Going on the loom in June, there will be extras in half width, 7-8′, sizes.

Kantele Sketch

More beautiful weavings coming this spring!

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 Click here to comment!

We have another big rug going onto the 12′ loom as soon as we get the yarn in next week.  It is a fun, lively, blue, green, red, lime, yellow, accent  of black, 10′ x 10′ rug in the Pinwheel pattern.

PinwheelSketch

The Limestone pattern, shown below,  is for a bedspread.  There will be extra blankets available in a 56 x 82″ size or you may specify a particular size and we will weave it to your specifications while it is on the loom.

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Next on the small loom is a nice contemporary piece in grey tones, grey blues, greens, dusty red and rust with black.  It is 30″ wide and we can make it any length.

UrbanSketch

My husband and I have been having fun collaborating on a few benches.  Here is a picture of one we just finished, it is 34 x 14 x 20″, they run $795.  The legs are made of steel tubing, you can select a fabric from our up coming jobs if you like.

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The Urban fabric shown in the sketch above will be used on the next bench.  We also have one with a beautiful grey and neutral block design, ready to go into another bench, see image below for design and colors.

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A big THANK YOU to the Handweavers of the Valley for a great workshop in Exeter, CA!  An enthusiastic bunch, lots of fun and lots of REP was had by all.   Thanks to my gracious host Nancy and Uwe Reimer for putting me up in their guest house on the Kaweah river at the base of the Sequoia National Forest.  Yes,  I was  in heaven looking up at those 250′ trees, and Uwe is a fabulous chef, nourishment for body and soul !!!!