Jean Elizabeth Poli's Profile
FIBER DANCE WEAVING STUDIO
"The graceful motion of feet waltzing barefoot on treadles, accompanied by the steady rhythm of hands beating the weft... this is the Fiber Dance."
My journey began in Maine, where I learned to weave blankets on a large air-powered loom in a commercial weaving studio, a task which requires great diligence and determination, as well as a certain amount of physical endurance. I soon discovered the end result of all that effort was extremely satisfying. Intrigued, I bought my first loom for $25, a broken-down, neglected wooden treasure which, sadly, had never been used. After restoring the loom to its former glory, I put it to use helping me to explore the ancient art of hand weaving.
I now weave finely crafted textiles, such as baby blankets, scarves, and wraps*. Each piece is individually woven in…
- Born on January 20
- Joined September 30, 2011