Saturday, September 15, 2007


Well the Stroll became a rainy day washout! The sun finally came out around 3:00! Unfortunately the Stroll ended at 4.
Despite the awful weather and low attendance, it was fun talking to the few people who ventured forth and a few brave souls who tried their hand at weaving.
I was very thankful to Mary Jane from "Collections on Court" who had given me the space right in the window. She graciously gave up prime marketing space to let me demonstrate and display my handwoven clothing. "Collections on Court" is a lovely upscale clothing shop. I had fun looking at all the wonderful unique designs and European style clothing. If you come to Plymouth it's a shop you should not miss.

Thank you Mary Jane for hosting me as your artist for the day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Plymouth Art Stroll

I'm getting ready to do the Plymouth Art Stroll on Saturday the 15th. It is in conjunction with the opening of The Plymouth Art Guild's Annual Tent Show which opens on Friday night. I was lucky enough to have 2 pieces accepted into the show this year. They had 500 entries and only accept around 200 pieces.

This is one of the pieces accepted into the show. Sorry the picture isn't better. I shot it quickly in my studio just for reference. It is a shrug made out of cotton and rayon chenille with a hand-dyed (by "moi") silk bound edge. The other piece acepted was a painted warp scarf from the Faith Elements series called "Spiritual Path".

The Art Stroll is a wonderful town event. Artists are paired up with businesses and can demonstrate and sell their work. I am paired up with a high end clothing shop called "Collections on Court". I will have one of my smaller looms there and will demonstrate weaving along with letting others try their hand at throwing the shuttle across the warp. It is a wonderful way for people to get a small taste of what it is like to weave and the whole working process of an artist. I look forward to doing it because it gives me a chance to touch base with customers , do some educating about what I do, and it is a fun day out of the studio. It's so easy for us artists to become so isolated from the world when we are working in our studios. We become self-absorbed and the world can easily pass us by. I look forward to connecting with those who are curious about my work and how it is made. I also look forward to introducing weaving and the world of textiles to maybe just that one person who would like to learn more! The world can always use another weaver in more ways than one!

If you live near Plymouth, come visit me on Saturday, chat, and try your hand at weaving.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Beginning a New Season

I can't believe it's September! Fall was certainly in the air this weekend as I did a show at Mad River Valley in VT. Even though it is early for fall foliage season, there was definitely a chill in the air. It was so refreshing. The scenery was beautiful with tents set up in the valley, music playing, and people enjoying themselves during the last vestiges of summer.

The show was fun to do. I met lots of wonderful people and even had some good sales. Yea!!! Many of my customers came from PA and NJ. They too were enjoying the last care free weekend of the summer or is it the beginning of a beautiful season full of promise and newness?

The show was a fund raiser for the Valley Players, a small theater group in Waitsfield, VT. We stayed at the home of the Play Director and the view from the third floor bedroom was to die for! Thank you so much for your hospitality, Alex and Bill. Thanks also to Laura, the Craft Show Manager, who found lodging for us and also provided a lovely dinner Saturday night. Bob, your cooking was excellent!

My booth was next to a potter from Canada, Deirdre Wilson. Her pottery was thrown so thin that it looked like porcelain. Of course that was a disaster as, you guessed it, we came home with 2 lovely pottery pieces!!!! (A mug for my new studio and a beautiful serving bowl for our dining pleasure!)

My husband Jeff was my wonderful "Roadie" for the show. Here he is helping to get the tent secure.

Hope you all have had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and are looking forward to all the new possibilities the fall season has to offer. Maybe I'll see you at my next show. Check my website, for locations and details.