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JANUARY 2019

I have been looking over a 2019 calendar, checking on dates of a couple other commitments, and have set tentative Open Studio dates for this year.  The year will be even busier than last summer and fall, but short of moving, I will somehow find a balance between studio work and the rest of my life!  If moving takes place this year, my new address and directions will be posted on this site as soon as known.  Please check back to confirm!

Open studios are an opportunity for people interested in fiber, weaving, spinning and so on to visit a working studio, with looms, spinning wheels, a CSM sock machine, and more.  My weaving is primarily Japanese inspired woven shibori, also Norwegian and Scandinavian weaving.  My studio has Swedish Glimakra looms including a 10 shaft Standard, a 10 shaft Single Unit Drawloom, and a Regina Rug & Tapestry loom, as well as others.  Spinning wheels and a 1908 Gearhart Circular Sock Knitting Machine fill out the studio.  Demonstrations are available.  Weaving will be available for purchase.

Fri. – Mon., May 24-27, Memorial Weekend, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., June 21-23, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., July 19-21, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., Aug. 16-18, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., Sept. 20-22, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., Oct. 18-20, 10 AM to 5 PM

The Christmas Open Studio will also include Christmas ornaments, gift items, as well as my regular work, available for purchase.  I hope you will visit!

Fri. – Sun., Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 1, 10 AM to 5 PM, Christmas Open Studio!

July 26-27-28, and October 11-12-13, I will be demonstrating a fiber art or two at the Eagle River Gallery which is again on the Northwoods Art Tour.  Please stop in!

On Sat., Oct. 5, during CranberryFest weekend, I will be with other members of the Lake Country Weavers at the UCC Church in Eagle River, WI where we will be demonstrating various fiber arts, and have our work for sale, always a fun day!

MAY 2018

I am getting back to my weaving, working on more woven shibori and just to make things interesting, will also be getting back to Scandinavian style weaving, also.

I have closed my Big Cartel online shop, and will be adding a shop page/tab to this website.

Due to a  very busy summer and autumn ahead, more than I’d anticipated, I have cancelled my Open Studio dates.  However, if you would like to visit the studio, please email or call, in advance, to arrange a date and time.

I will be at Eagle River Gallery during the Northwoods Art Tour dates providing demonstrations along with the other gallery artists.

JANUARY 2018

On Dec. 26th, I received an email from Hand/Eye Magazine, asking if I would be interested in submitting a piece and photos for publication, on January 4th.  After initially feeling stunned, I replied Yes, I was interested.  Dec. 30-31 was spent writing and revising text, multiple times, and locating photos.  It was all sent on January 1st (deadline was Jan. 2nd), and was published in the online magazine on January 4th.  You can read it at http://handeyemagazone.com.  Look for “Weaving Mysteries.”

Eagle River Gallery applied to, and was accepted, on the 2018 Northwoods Art Tour.  The dates are July 27-28-29, and October 5-6-7, 10 AM to 5 PM each day.  Gallery artists will be present each day providing demonstrations of their arts.  Stop by to talk with the artists and see their work!

Studio Life of a Weaver, Spinner, Dyer

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