Welcome to Shuttle Works Studio!
I hope you will explore the page tabs above, along with my blog where I write about my weaving and fiber related activities, as well as a bit about the rest of my life.
I am a handweaver, creating wearables as well as functional items for the home.
Shuttle Works Studio and gallery is located at 836 W. Pine Street (Hwy. 70 W.). Due to the Coronavirus/pandemic, the studio and gallery are currently closed to visitors. Like so many others, I will be watching for news, facts, and will determine in late May whether and when to open this year. This is for everyone’s mutual safety. Please watch for updates.
I will be continuing woven shibori/indigo-dyed scarves/cowls, and will expand into wearables. Weaving Norwegian/Scandinavian style works for the home is in my plans this year. Early this year I ventured into another area of weaving,… tapestry. It is always good to learn new things. I hope to return to making wool socks on my antique sock machine. Plans for offering beginning weaving and spinning classes are on hold at present.
In addition to my weaving studio space, there is a small gallery space I share with my daughter Sarah (Celtic Wolf Studio) who makes wire and stone jewelry, and my daughter-in-law Char (Heirloom Custom Wood Designs) who does woodworking, sign-making, and more. All three studios are on the premises, and are under the name Apple Tree Studios, named for the three large apple trees in our backyard.
I have been seeing many cancellations of various arts and fiber arts events today, a number of them here in Wisconsin. The Northwoods Art Tour(s), July 26-28, and again Oct. 11-13. I am waiting to learn if the tour will happen this year or not. Again, please watch for updates.
Artist Statement: As a handweaver, my goal is to convey a sense of simplicity and elegance in my work. Using natural fibers, each warp is an opportunity to explore the elements of color, design, structure, texture, and technique, from simple to complex.