I have always loved fiber arts. Starting as a kid, I knitted small blankets, sewed doll clothes, and wove potholders – hundreds of them. Later I sewed my kids’ clothes, and my own, as well as tableware and draperies. But it was not until later in adulthood that I discovered my joy of weaving.
As the story goes, it started with a New Year’s Eve party, where the hostess invited us each to declare something new that we would engage in for at least the next five years. I took it to heart and searched for a way to build on my past fiber experience. I found a wonderful weaving teacher in Waltham MA, who introduced me to drafting, weave structures, all the weaving equipment, and more. That was nearly fifteen years ago. Through her I also discovered a weaving community and these people have become great friends and inspiration. Once past the mechanics of weaving, I could immerse myself into the artistry of weaving: color, pattern, texture, and fibers.
And that is where I still find myself – exploring through the endless possibilities of weaving threads over and under each other. Every new technique I learn comes with a wish list of dozens of possible projects. And that is the joy of it. I will never exhaust all the possibilities.