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I have grown up in Vermont with a love for all things hand-made and unique. When I began weaving in 2009, I was living in California and borrowed a loom from a friend of a friend who just wanted it kept somewhere dry for the winter. It was dusty, some of the pieces needed to be replaced, and all of the metal parts were rusted from exposure to salt air. I picked up the book "Learning to Weave" by Deborah Chandler, and proceeded to take much of the loom apart and reassemble it. Then, again from that book, I began to weave!

I rarely follow patterns. Mostly I take ideas from things that I see and like, look up how to do it, and begin. When first learning, I bought most of my yarn from a used craft store, ending up with random bits of colors that I mixed and matched to make a chaotic beauty. While I try to plan a little bit more than that now, I still enjoy weaving seemingly random colors and…

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  • Joined November 16, 2011

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wool, shell, antler, cotton, indigo, onion skins, osage orange, brazilwood, black walnut, cochineal

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I have grown up in Vermont with a love for all things hand-made and unique. When I began weaving in 2009, I was living in California and borrowed a loom from a friend of a friend who just wanted it kept somewhere dry for the winter. It was dusty, some of the pieces needed to be replaced, and all of the metal parts were rusted from exposure to salt air. I picked up the book "Learning to Weave" by Deborah Chandler, and proceeded to take much of the loom apart and reassemble it. Then, again from that book, I began to weave!

I rarely follow patterns. Mostly I take ideas from things that I see and like, look up how to do it, and begin. When first learning, I bought most of my yarn from a used craft store, ending up with random bits of colors that I mixed and matched to make a chaotic beauty. While I try to plan a little bit more than that now, I still enjoy weaving seemingly random colors and patterns.

Every thing I have woven so far is unique. Many of the colors are naturally dyed and I may never make the same exact colors again. I weave at home and do 99% of the work by hand. I never considered myself an artist before I began to weave, and I am always amazed at the beauty which is created!

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