Friday, November 10, 2017

WeFF Report

SCHG's Weaving & Fiber Fest was a blast as usual. So many guild members chip in and help, it makes a fun fiber-filled day. Here are Karen F. and Karen L., modeling two tops I had in the fashion show.

The purple and blues one on Karen F. is in huck and huck lace.  The tops have sleeves that are open on top and are secured with a decorative button.

They have a side slit below the arm seam, on a diagonal that gives them a handkerchief-hem look. The green one Karen L. is wearing is in leno weave and has a nice drape.

Photos by Leslie Rodier.

And here's the display of the guild's annual challenge, whose theme was "Fruit". My answer were the towels that are all lined up in 2 rows on the rack. I called them "Fruit for All Seasons Towels", since they were woven in Summer & Winter (haha, get it? - groan!).

Photo by Candy Goodwin.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Currently on the Loom

I guess with the (finally!!!) cooler weather and Thanksgiving coming up I've wanted to weave some fall colors. What will these lustrous golds and rusts become? I've been working on several new things for upcoming sales.

This year will be my first time at the Holiday Artisan Faire at Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA, December 2 & 3. I'll have lots of my work there. More details to follow...

Monday, November 6, 2017

Come Join Me at Art for the Home, Body & Soul

Assembling some coaster sets, made of naturally-dyed wool. Great little host/hostess gift. Find these and many more new items at Designing Weavers' annual "Art for the Home, Body, & Soul".

Designing Weavers is holding its annual holiday boutique, November 18th and 19th, at the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club in Sierra Madre, close to the 210 freeway. Folks from all over Southern California will be dropping by to check out the latest in fiber art and fashion. Join us!


Art for the Home, Body, & Soul is a wonderful opportunity to view (and touch!) fiber at its best,

  • Creations for the home: sculptural baskets, table top tapestries, towels for the kitchen and more.

  • Unique clothing and accessories for the body: wraps, vests, jackets, scarves, hats, handbags, and jewelry.

  • And fiber for the soul.

What:          Art for the Home, Body, & Soul
When:         November 18th -19th
Hours:        10am-4pm each day
Where:       Sierra Madre Woman’s Club
Address:     550 West Sierra Madre Blvd,
                   Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Let the Festivities Begin

Two fun events coming up this weekend! Friday evening and all day Saturday, Irvine Fine Arts Center hosts its Holiday Faire. I'll be participating as a member of the South Coast Weavers & Spinners. 14321 Yale Ave, Irvine, CA.

And Sunday, it's WeFF! Southern California Handweavers' Guild's Weaving and Fiber Festival. 3341 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA.

Come see my work and lots of other great things!

Saturday, September 23, 2017


For the change of season, a run of towels in summer & winter weave, just off the loom yesterday and through the wash...

Monday, September 18, 2017

My work showing now at Chemers Gallery

My work is now in a gallery: Chemers Gallery has a nice space and represents works in a variety of media - including fiber.

A sampling of my scarves are there now, including leno, weaving with sprang, and other weaves "with a twist" (some literal, some figurative).

Chemers Gallery
17300 Seventeenth St, Ste G
Tustin, CA
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday by appointment

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fiber Arts Shows open this week!

I had the honor of jurying the West Coast Fiber Arts show held by the Escondido Arts Partnership. This was my first time being a juror for a show.

Here's a glimpse of just a portion of the exhibit. Come visit this municipal gallery to see all the fabulous works in tapestry, quilting embroidery, basketry, handweaving, knitting, beading and more. Four of my works are featured in this show as well.

In the same gallery the Designing Weavers, a juried fiber arts group, is exhibiting work for two of our recent themes, "Time Flies" and "Let It Sparkle". Here's a view of the entrance. Come see the whole thing; there's more around the corner!

Both shows run September 8 - October 7, 2017. The opening reception is Saturday, September 9, 5:30-8:30. Location and hours:

Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery
262 East Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
Tues 11-5,  Thur-Sat 11-4