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Nancy Lowenstein, Weaver


I was first introduced to weaving when I was about 10 years old. I took a summer class with my mother and we  loved it.  A family friend had a big floor loom and we set that up in our NYC apartment, along with a huge box of yarn cones from a cloth manufacturer.  Needless to say, I found more "fun" things to do with my friends and the loom sat idle for years, until my mother sold it. I took up sewing, knitting, counted cross stitch, hooked rugs and rya along the way. I came back to weaving in order to weave my own Tallit for my adult Bat Mitzvah, however this project never was completed. I fell in love with the many different sides of weaving- designing, dressing or warping the loom and weaving the project itself. Each project is unique. My favorite colors are in the spring family, teals, pinks, purples, and more. I have woven items for my home, for friends and family, and love to see the expression on people's faces when I tell them I made it. I love to weave fabric and make clothing. transforming something I wove into something to wear is quite exciting. I hope you enjoy looking at some of my weaving


Plaited twill dish towels

Chidlren's wool and fleece winter hat

My favorite blanket. The pattern is complex as the colors mix and interact


Double weave shawl- Double weave is actually 2 layers of fabric woven together at specific points. This is a totally reversible shawl.

Silk Wool Shrug
This rug was made with my son's old T-shirts
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