Gudrun P – Christmas Trees
These trees came to be in my early days of weaving. I had taken a 6 week weaving class at the studio of “The Handweavers of Los Altos” with my teachers Jane Koldorff, Yvonne Kortum and Margaret Gaynes. I had learned about rose path and this is what I used to create patterns in a plain weave background. It was fun play to weave, creating patterns using colors and the floats that rose path gives you.
Ulla d L – Hatband
I bought a hat at the second-hand shop in Burlingame and decided to do a hatband for it.
It is in split ply twining. 8 strands of 10/2 cotton per cord, in the SCOT ( single-course oblique twining) technique.
Linda Hendrickson calls it the “Waves” band. I haven’t had the guts to wear the hat.
Ply-Split Hatband, wave pattern – Ulla d L
Ange M – Baby Blanket
Baby blankets for my grandnephews, made from 8/4 Brassard cotton in a rosepath threading.
Laura B – Rigid Heddle Project in process
Sarah A – My recently finished wrap
this is my recently finished wrap. Cottolin warp and weft, with supplemental handspun weft of Malabriho nube merino and handdyed locks from Namaste farms. Spiral plied with metallic thread. Finnish bird’s eye draft. One armhole to keep it in place.
Barbara S – One Object for 2022
Barbara Shapiro, Never again is Now, 2022. Japanese handwoven hemp, plaited strips of Kozo fiber, clumps of Kozo fiber, Red silk thread stitching, and Sumi ink. Stitched and assembled.
My most recent Horn Bag was completed in April 2022 with the constant specter of war in Europe on my mind. Damaged and soiled, its contents have singed edges. It is not pretty. As I did with Tikuun Olam, I gave this one a title that reflects my Jewish heritage. Never Again was what we said after WWII with the founding of the state of Israel. Never again would the Jews have nowhere to go when the world turned against them. And now again we see people fleeing their homes with just a bag of their possessions in their arms, not knowing what the future holds for them. It’s heartbreaking. If these past years have taught me anything, it is that I should feel empowered to speak in my own true voice at this point of my life. If I see the world as fragile, all of us fragile, it’s OK to express that in my work. And If I feel like repairing that fragility with stitches and woven patches, because each of us can bring about change, stitch by stitch, then I can say that with my work too