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March 21, 2015 / weavingschool

Last day at Wolftever Creek Elementary

PaperPlate2With lots of help from parents and teachers, all the students were able to create an individual weaving project. Look for more pictures on the workshop page.

March 18, 2015 / weavingschool

Overmountain Weavers Guild presentation today

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The Overmountain Weavers Guild of TN meets at the Exchange Place in Kingsport TN, an 1850s era pioneer homestead. It’s the perfect place for guild meetings. Today, I gave a Power Point presentation on weaving in Thailand and Myanmar with a few slides of my own work thrown in for good measure.

March 13, 2015 / weavingschool

Second day at Wolftever Elementary School

first graders made pictures and patterns with cotton, wool, and polyester

first graders made pictures and patterns with cotton, wool, and polyester

Second grade weaving

Second grade weaving

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Knidergarten  stitchings, boy walking a dog

Knidergarten stitchings, boy walking a dog

Old fashion hats and manners

Old fashion hats and manners

Backstrap

Backstrap loom weaving

March 6, 2015 / weavingschool

Teaching 500 kids made easy

I’m doing a three day residency at Wolftever Creek Elementary in Ooltewah, TN part of the Chattanooga school system. I’ve been getting ready for weeks wondering what I was thinking when I agreed to do this job. Usually it is one class at a time. This school does a special arts event the first three Fridays of March. All the classes in each grade come at one time. The amazing music teacher who wrote the grant to the Tennessee Arts Commission promised me lots of help from teachers and PTA volunteers. She really came through. I’ve never had so much help. The volunteers set up the supplies for each class, knew the directions and worked with the kids on their projects, cleaned up, and even loaded my car. The music teacher put on a program after we finished. Hope she is home now with a hot cup of something comforting and enjoying her accomplishment. I can’t wait for next week.

Music Program after classes

Music Program after classes

Navajo Rug designs after "Goat in the Rug"

Navajo Rug designs after
“Goat in the Rug”

Symmetrical patterns

Symmetrical patterns

Learning about fibers: cotton, wool, and polyester

Learning about fibers: cotton, wool, and polyester

Spinning

Spinning

February 23, 2015 / weavingschool

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild 60th Anniversary

I was a member of CHG for over 20 years while we lived in Atlanta and still have many friends in the guild. This past weekend was their 60th Anniversary diamond celebration. So many memories and history, all eloquently spoken by our wonderful leaders. For me, remembering Convergence in 1998 and the many workshops that still inform my work stand out. Of course there was a fashion show, lots of talent in the group. My contribution was two of my felted pieces with additions of LEDs and my newest adventure EL wire. By the 70th anniversary perhaps some programing. I’ll need that much time at the speed my brain is wrapping around e-textiles and all its many possibilities.

Diamonds decorated our tables

Diamonds decorated our tables

Setting up the event

Jean and Catherine Setting up the event

Master weaver Christine

Master weaver Christine

EL wire for night time

EL wire for night time

My nuno felted diamond vest with lots of e-bling for the celebration

Lots of bling for the celebration

January 26, 2015 / weavingschool

Rangsit University show installed

Here are the two pieces we installed in the gallery at Rangsit University in Bangkok today. The gallery is narrow and these pictures were taken from the outside through the glass wall. If you look closely, you’ll see my selfie.  The other side of the gallery has work done by the fashion design students. My pieces are two years of Daily Weavings. There was a time in my life I wouldn’t have started a project that would take longer than a day or two much less years. I’m older now and have learned a few things about patience. That helped while trying to learn the basics of Arduino programing, but that story is for another day.

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December 27, 2014 / weavingschool

End of Year 10

This year’s daily weaving is coming rapidly to an end. It will finish ten years of weaving a small off loom piece every day. I never expected this whim to turn into a long term project. This year, I let go of all the rules, intended or not, and decided to weave 3″ squares when I was out of town and torn paper pieces the other days. There were several things on my calendar at the start of the year so it seemed like a good idea at the time. There were many open spaces so I filled them in with some loom woven pieces of things I’d collected on past trips. Here are two details. It is going in my suitcase to Rangsit University in Bangkok the first week of the new year for a gallery show.

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